This month, our theme is growing healthy vegetables. You will see this theme reflected in Acres U.S.A. magazine, in our weekly email newsletters, and in our April Book of the Month feature: Growing Life: Regenerating Farming and Ranching by André Leu.
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About the Book
As modern farming and ranching evolve away from mass consolidation and industrialization, a new strategy is rapidly emerging: regenerative agriculture. These new systems being implemented across the globe require a shift in the mindset of the land manager and operator, away from being primarily reliant on external inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides, and toward dependence on knowledge, measurement and management. In this first-of-its-kind book, André Leu invites everyone to start moving a positive, regenerative direction where our actions support growing abundant life.
Inside this book, the first in a series, explore the fundamentals of regenerative agriculture, including specific, proven steps designed to grow healthy food, while protecting our natural resources like clean water, soil and air.
Readers will also learn:
- the role of photosynthesis in a farming system;
- successful tactics for ground cover and weed management;
- soil health and nutrition principles;
- ways to build functional biodiversity; and
- implementation and execution tactics.
This includes a helpful appendix on vetted, natural inputs. Plus, enjoy inspiring pieces inside by Gary Zimmer, author of The Biological Farmer, and Vandana Shiva, global author and advocate for natural, family farming.
Watch the New Release discussion!
In October of 2021, to celebrate the release of Growing Life, André Leu discussed his motivations behind and process of writing his third book. He was joined in this discussion by scientist and agriculture activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, and author/activist Ronnie Cummins, co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association. Watch the YouTube video here:
About the Author
André Leu is a practicing farmer and the international director of Regeneration International, an organization that promotes food, farming and land-use systems that regenerate and stabilize climate systems, the health of the planet and people. Regeneration International has more than 370 partners in 70 countries and works with numerous agricultural systems such as agroecology, organic, permaculture, ecological agriculture, holistic grazing, biological agriculture, organic agriculture and agroforestry. Besides his two other books titled Poisoning our Children (2018) and The Myths of Safe Pesticides (2014), his work shows up in television, magazines universities, institutions, NGOs and workshops around the world, including the United Nations. André and his wife, Julia, own and manage an organic tropical fruit farm in Daintree, in Australia.
André was also the recipient of the 2021 Eco-Ag Achievement Award, an award given by Acres U.S.A. annually to recognize a person’s work in the field of eco-agriculture.
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