The Manitoba Cooperator did an article on my presentation at the Manitoba Conservation Districts Association Annual Conference in Brandon earlier this month.
Farming with a focus on restoration
An experienced Ontario producer says implementing a holistic management plan would be a benefit
As many in the industry strive for sustainability, an experienced Ontario farmer wants to go one step further to build a farming system that does better than perpetuate itself.
“The term ‘sustainability’ has really come to mean less damaging than the alternative, rather than truly improving or repairing,” said Harry Stoddart, during a presentation at the Manitoba Conservation District Association’s 40th annual conference held in Brandon on December 8.
“I like the term ‘regenerative’ or ‘restorative.’ Essentially, the central concept in that is that we are not happy with the status quo. We are not talking about reducing our harm, we are looking for ways we can rebuild and restore.”