As the dominant international education center providing educational programs, courses and workshops on sustainability, leadership, and permaculture, the Regenerative Leadership Institute provides many practical lessons on the same subjects. Workshops focused on training students how to design their modern private farms, manufacture organic food and contribute to the global trend of sustainable agriculture are integrated into many courses at this Institute.
Essential knowledge required for sustainable farming
Before any real action, students learn basic theory and guidelines necessary for adequate and quality sustainable farming. It includes comprehensive knowledge about sustainability itself, measures required for sustainable farming and various risks and factors to be included into designing of a modern farm to make it productive and effective. By the mere definition, sustainable farming refers to the indefinite production of food on a single farmed area. It is not the synonym for organic food, bred without using various chemicals. Both methods are focused on more ecological approach to agriculture, but the Regenerative Leadership Institute trains sustainability. Thus, you will learn all those irreversible changes you must avoid to gain sustainability. Students are taught how to avoid erosion of the soil, how to use natural sources in an economic manner without exhausting them and how to design a sustainable farm without endangering the environment and other ecosystems.
The rule of “three R.”
Since one of the major aims of sustainable farming is to produce food in more ecological, indefinite and finally – cheaper way, Institute teaches various methods on how to achieve this. The golden rule of ‘three R’ refers to the reduction, reusing and recycling. Every farm, even the completely sustainable produces waste. The way you get rid of this waste or try to re-use it in some other manners is essential for lucrative cost-benefit production and the balance with natural cycles and patterns. There are many methods to reduce the total amount of the waste, to reduce your expenses and to prevent accidental pollution of the environment and all of these methods are fully analyzed and trained at the Regenerative Leadership Institute.
Being a good neighbor to all ecosystems
The leading policy promoted at this Institute is to adjust our lives and actions with natural courses and natural patterns. If you decide to design a sustainable farm, choose a polyculture model. It means being aware of all the ecosystems surrounding your farm and all inhabiting it and designing such model of the sustainable farm that will provide natural balance among them. Imposing monoculture model will cause disbalance and produce more waste, increasing fossil fuel consumption.
The sustainable agriculture courses at the Regenerative Leadership Institute include studying and training various methods and approaches to agriculture and farming that will encourage diversity within and around the farm and still provide great productivity. Finally, all these courses will provide you plenty advice and tips on how to design your farm properly keeping commonly limited finances in mind. Setting a new global course in agriculture doesn’t have to be an impact to your budget as it might sound to the laymen.