n order to stop catastrophic climate change, we need to urgently bring down our emissions. With almost 50% of Aotearoa's emissions coming from the agricultural industry, it is vital that we radically change our farming practices from intensive to extensive, from entropic to syntropic, from degenerative to regenerative. While the way we farm has had a significant negative impact on the environment, we can change the way we do things and start to sequester carbon, diversify production, reforest many parts of the region and ensure that the social, environmental and economic spheres start to align again.
We have been trialing various regenerative techniques at the Parihaka Community Garden and our small-scale market garden here in South Taranaki. Every week, we sell veggies at the local market on the coast.