The broad valleys of the mountain West are among the most altered landscapes in America. I’ll never forget a trip Caryl and I took with our young daughters to escape winter in March one year. We were snowbirds! We discovered Arizona with our tiny cow camp camper and had a wonderful trip. We observed scorpions, lizards, saguaros and cholla, many for the first time!
But what changed our vision forever was how altered the broad valleys of the arid southwest were. Native plants were largely replaced by non-natives, and many native grasses were simply gone. It was so apparent on that brittle landscape.
And when we came home, with our vision changed, we began to notice exactly the same thing, even in our less harsh climate. Our valleys also were altered. Years of heavy continuous grazing had made its mark, and native species were largely extirpated.
But there is hope, and I think we have found it. There is a way. And it starts with thinking holistically about regenerative work we could be doing to—you guessed it—build soils. This video shows what we’ve been finding out. We get so excited! –Glenn
Oh, and one more thing: we get quite a few folks who want to partner with us in regenerative work. They want to shoot us some money. How about instead, you just order some of our beef, lamb, pork or poultry? That way you get to harvest some of the health benefits for yourself from the nutrient dense and wild soils our beeves walk upon. And to say thank you, for you first timers, we’ll give you 10% off your order when you use the coupon code “regenerative partner ” in our store, https://www.alderspring.com/store/index.html
Thanks partners! -G #regenerativeranching #regenerativeagriculture #thereisnoplanetb #carbonsequestration #stewardsoftheland