REP PROVISIONS BLOG — ecosystems
Can Regenerative Agriculture Help Save the Monarch Butterflies? REP Provisions
Join us in saying hello to milkweed, and goodbye to monocultures. Synonymous with regeneration, the monarch butterfly symbolizes transformation, hope, and rebirth. It’s captured the hearts of people, evoked stories, rituals, ceremonies, and awe for centuries. As a regenerative meat company, our newest initiative to generate habitat and food for this brilliant butterfly feels more like a partnership, than a one sided exchange. If we’re going to transform our food system as one that heals instead of hurting our planet, people, and all living creatures on it, we’re going to need all the help we can get. For each Verified...
To Eat Meat, or Not to Eat Meat, That is Not the Question.
To eat meat, or not to eat meat, that is not the question. Food is extremely personal. Our choices around what to eat are influenced by biological, economic, physical, and social determinants.
5 Basic Principles of Regenerative Agriculture
Although regenerative agriculture is far more nuanced than a list of bullet points could ever express, we all need to start somewhere. It can be helpful to think of the 5 principles of regenerative agriculture as building blocks, which can be arranged according to the unique needs, context, and goals of a specific farm or ranch. Why Does Regenerating Soil Health Matter? Soil is where the health of our entire system begins. Regenerative agriculture feeds soil microbes, soil feeds plants, plants feed livestock, and this exchange continues up the food chain all the way to us humans. It’s no coincidence...
We're Doing Our Part to Help the Monarchs: Regenerative Agriculture & Migration Habitat Protection Efforts
Dr. Forrest Pritchard, co-founder of Monarch Watch, notes that monarch butterfly populations are in decline due to habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide use – especially the use of neonicotinoid insecticides. The good news? Regenerative agricultural practices can not only help boost monarch populations, but also improve soil health, sequester carbon, and support other pollinators like bees and wasps in your area. Learn more about our efforts to restore monarch migration habitat through regenerative agriculture! What IS regenerative agriculture? It’s a simple idea, but one that’s often overlooked by conventional farmers. Simply put, it means taking care of your...