Agroecology is a branch of agricultural design that puts nature first, and studies the relationship between food production and the natural world.
When we design our community food systems, we design to enhance the natural landscape, increasing biodiversity and habitat, whilst also creating a productive space that fills the needs of the communities we serve.
Organic agriculture is inherently regenerative, but agroecology goes further, to create a regenerative system that enhances both natural landscape and our communities.
When we talk about regenerative agriculture, we talk about agricultural systems that regenerate soil, water, air, and biodiversity, whilst maintaining a productive landscape. Truly regenerative agriculture cannot sit outside of an organic system. It also cannot just regenerate the land, it must also achieve regeneration within communities, helping people to live more sustainably, and more healthily.