regenerative agriculture

Our vision is to build a planet-healing supply chain and that begins with our approach to regenerative agriculture. There’s no single solution to “sustainability”, and our farming reflects this. At saltyco our agricultural practices focus on three elements: restoring, context-lead farming, and steady growth. By designing techniques that respond to exactly what each natural environment requires to heal, we can create the most impact through sourcing our plant material. To bring this vision to life, we partner with a community of farmers and conservation groups.

Agricultural methods

Conservation Farming

What is it?

Conservation agriculture restores natural ecosystems by removing invasive crops that dominate local environments. This farming method promotes biodiversity and soil health.

How we heal?

Conservation projects restore environments that have been damaged by invasive species. Our plants often grow unwanted in certain areas, where they establish extensive root systems and disrupt the native ecosystems and biodiversity. By removing these crops we’re able to heal the land, whilst making use of a plant that would otherwise be wasted.

Paludiculture

What is it?

Paludiculture is the practice of farming on wetlands, such as rewetted peatlands, bogs and fens. Peatlands sequester and store 3-5% more carbon than any other terrestrial land or forest.

How we heal?

Currently, about 16% of the world’s peatlands are drained for industrial agriculture and grazing of animals. This process causes the carbon to dry and oxidize into CO2 that is then released into the atmosphere, causing 10% of all annual fossil fuel emissions. Our plants thrive in peatland conditions. By re-wetting damaged and drained peatlands and responsibly growing our native plants, we’re able to restore these crucial ecosystems, protect their unique biodiversity, and sequester large amounts of carbon from the air.

Saline Farming

What is it?

Saline farming grows salt-tolerant plants called halophytes by irrigating them with seawater, brackish water or wastewater.

How we heal?

saltyco works with farmers to grow salt-tolerant crops that have the potential to capture 50X more CO2 than the same area of rainforest. Additionally, saline agriculture remediates water sources and act as flood defenses. Farming our salt-tolerant plants in these environments enables us to bring new opportunities to previously unused land to return value to salt-affected spaces such as those impacted by rising sea levels.

Scroll down to learn more about some of our projects!

North Berwick, Scotland

Type of Agriculture

Conservation agriculture restores natural ecosystems by removing invasive crops that dominate local environments. This farming method promotes biodiversity and soil health.

Healing Properties

Conservation projects restore environments that have been damaged by invasive species. Our plants often grow in unwanted areas where they establish extensive root systems and disrupt the native ecosystem and biodiversity of the land. By removing these crops we’re able to heal the land, whilst making use of a plant that would otherwise be wasted. Currently, we’re undergoing a conservation project in North Berwick, Scotland.

The Fens Peatland Project, Cambridgeshire

Type of Agriculture

Paludiculture is the practice of farming on wetlands, such as rewetted peatlands, bogs and fens.

Healing Properties

Peatlands are naturally some of the oldest and most healing environments on our planet. They sequester and store 3-5% more carbon than any other terrestrial land or forest. However, due to centuries of irresponsible drainage of peatlands for industrial farming, these precious wetlands are being destroyed turning them into carbon emitters. saltyco is currently working alongside partnered farmers to reverse this negative impact in peatlands located in Cambridgeshire, England. This year we visited The Great Fens and cultivated thousands of our native plants to help re-wett and restore these ecosystems and return them to their original healing state.
Our plants thrive in peatland conditions. By re-wetting damaged and drained peatlands and responsibly growing our native plants, we’re able to restore these crucial ecosystems, protect the unique biodiversity, and sequester large amounts of carbon from the air.

Agriculural Projects

Stay tuned as we continue to expand our regenerative agricultural projects!

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