To carry out regenerative agriculture, 20% of our lands are left fallow (meaning not cultivated) to allow the soil to rest between two crops. But our flowering meadow is not like any other fallow land. Here, the soil doesn’t rest because a cover crop is maintained with living roots. Over the next 5 to 7 years, or even longer, our fallow lands serve as flowering meadows to nourish and preserve the soil and serve as a pantry for pollinators.
Flowering meadows bring several positive impacts:
Our goal is to increase the organic matter content by 2% (from 1% to 3%). This represents 165 tons of carbon stored per hectare, equivalent to 1155 tons of CO2 for this 7-hectare plot. This is equivalent to more than 260 round trips between Paris and New York.
DID YOU KNOW?
France recognizes the importance of increasing the organic matter content in soils. With the “4 per 1000” initiative, it has called on all countries to increase soil carbon by 0.4% each year. If every nation were to achieve this goal, we could store up to 75% of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions in soils, which would constitute a significant change for the future health of our planet.
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