What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture is all about creating healthy soil by using techniques such as planting cover crops, composting, moving chickens around the property, and using no till gardening. These practices increase the number and quality of nutrients in the soil, improving both the land and the food that is grown on it.
Vitally Important Pollinators
Pollinators are things that carry pollen from the male part of the flower to the female part of the flower.
Bees do this when they collect pollen and nectar to feed to the developing bees in the hive. Pollen gets stuck in the bee’s hairs, and as they move to different flowering plants, some of the pollen rubs off. Although they like bright flowers, bees cannot see the color red.
Hummingbirds, on the other hand, see shades of red and yellow best. They are drawn to tube-shaped flowers of these shades in order to accommodate their long bills.
Butterflies also like to visit bright flowers, but prefer ones that are flat and grow in clusters so they have a place to perch while drinking nectar. Pollen does not attach to butterflies as readily as to bees, but butterflies still move pollen as they visit flowers.