We’re thrilled to announce that André Leu’s brand-new book is now available for pre-order at the Acres U.S.A. bookstore.
Long-time readers and event-goers of Acres U.S.A. know André well. He is already the author of two popular books – The Myths of Safe Pesticides and Poisoning Our Children – and he is a frequent speaker at the annual Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show.
André is also a practicing farmer in Australia, 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.
‘A Handbook to Save the Planet’
André Leu’s new book is titled Growing Life: Regenerating Farming and Ranching, and has already received advance praise from sustainable farming heavy-hitters including Rodale Institute CEO Jeff Moyer, Organic Consumers Association International Director Ronnie Cummins, eco-farming advocate and author Dr. Vandana Shiva, and biological farmer and author Gary Zimmer.
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.