I am seeking actual examples of properties where regenerative agricultural practices have restored damaged land and increased their property values. Specifically, projects that used permaculture, holistic management / planned grazing, organics/biodynamics, soil foodweb / biofertile soils, and other regenerative agricultural practices. I want to find examples to support the growth and acceptance of these tools as potential means to create resilient, just, and sustainable human communities on the planet. To see some examples, keep reading below the fold.
For example, check out these photos from Bear Creek, shown by Kirk Gadzia during the Holistic Management session of the 2009 Carbon Farming Course:
Clearly, the living capital of this landscape has increased dramatically. And judging by the reports that have been written (here and here) using Bear Creek as an example, a large amount of intellectual capital and experiential capital was developed as well. I am also interested in the changing values of financial capital:
Do increases in living capital / ecological health (biodiversity, soil carbon, ecosystem services) actually lead to increased values in terms of financial capital?
In other words, is land worth more money after restoration than before?
I completely understand (see here and here) that financial capital is only one piece of the puzzle. AND, I want to be able to speak the language of the current capital system in order to help permaculture and holistic management and organics/biodynamics and other forms of regenerative agriculture spread and deepen in the current world.
Can you help build a portfolio of solid examples and well-articulated stories to draw from? Add your examples to the comments!
- Project/Property Name & Size
- Regenerative Agriculture techniques used
- Link/Reference for more info
(Other info I’d love to gather)
- Type of damaged/degraded land restored
- Timeframe of the project
- Photos (before & after)
- Initial property value (US$)
- Regenerated property value (US$)
- Other indicators of regeneration e.g. biodiversity, soil, etc. (before and after)