Multifunctional and regenerative farming is gaining momentum.
Last autumn Patagonia visited the farm with a film crew and they made a short documentary about how our project partner La Junquera is dealing with climate change, an emptying countryside, and more complicated farming systems. After four days of filming we had been able to show them the different crops we produce (almonds, apples, pistachos, aromatics, vegetables), as well as the different projects that supplement the farm and work in synergy to transition the farm to a more sustainable and diverse environment.
Patagonia believes that if we switch from fossil-fuel-intensive farming to organic and low-till practices that build healthy soil and draw carbon back into the ground, we could turn our agricultural system from problem to solution. Regenerative Organic Certification is intended to do just that. It’s a holistic agriculture certification encompassing pasture-based animal welfare, fairness for farmers and workers, and robust requirements for soil health and land management. Together with their partner, Dr. Bronner’s, Patagonia created a new nonprofit, called Regenerative Organic Alliance, to own and manage the Regenerative Organic Certification.
We of the eTOMATO team are incredibly proud to be working with partners of such values!