Design Decisions

Considering the whole system, not just its parts.

Regenerative farming is not a one-size-fits all approach. It relies on a series of decisions, made as a result of observation, knowledge and expertise.

Some of the frameworks regenerative farmers use to inform their design decisions include:

  • Holistic management – a complex topic, but a way of framing decisions to take into account the social, economic and environmental implications of a course of action.
  • Permaculture – a philosophy and design framework that helps decision-makers consider both the agricultural and the ecological roles in a landscape, and seeks efficient solutions.
  • Agroecology – the science of the study of ecological processes as applied to agricultural production systems.