Soil Alliance - Committed to Sustainable Growth and the Future
Verein für regenerative Landwirtschaft e.V. - Association for Regenerative Agriculture
The founders of the Soil Alliance - the Association for Regenerative Agriculture - would like to use their international expertise to communicate the profound importance of Regenerative Agriculture to a broad public. To this end, we cooperate with associations and organisations that want to make a difference together with us, such as Naturland or the Bioland Foundation. With the help of our networks we want to bring protagonists, trendsetters, innovators and pioneers of Regenerative Agriculture together with opinion leaders and multiplicators from Agriculture and Forestry, Media, Politics and Culture, Economy and Finance from around the world. Our seminars and workshops are not only aimed at farmers from organic and conventional farms, but also at students and all those who are interested in Regenerative Agriculture.
Cultivating a new start - Regenerative Agriculture
Renewable agriculture is potentially one of the most effective levers to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and oceans and thus combat climate change.
Gaining ground - for a sustainable future
Regenerative Agriculture - this bulky term describes practices in agriculture and pasture farming that are not "only" about producing high-quality, nutrient-rich food. Rather, it is about a dynamics and holistic solutions that lead to efficient agricultural business, prospering communities and vital economic areas. For this purpose, in the fields of cultivation, livestock breeding and land utilisation, methods are used which regenerate and restore the soil and the environment as well as improve the water cycle substantially and thus create sustainable, enduring food systems and healthy natural ecosystems. A detailed definition can be found here.
The facts are alarming: According to estimates by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Conventional Agriculture and its methods are responsible for a quarter of global annual emissions of greenhouse gases. This makes it the second largest emitter after the Energy Industry. Furthermore, according to soil researchers, there is unprecedented global soil degradation - decarbonisation, erosion, desertification, chemical pollution. This development not only leads to a deterioration in the quality of the food supply. It goes hand in hand with the loss of fertile soil, the biological diversity of the world and, above all, indigenous seeds and knowledge. In the foreseeable future, humanity runs the risk of no longer having enough arable land to feed itself.
Growing strong! Healthy soils store CO2 and thus are of essential importance for a clean environment
The link between climate change and building humus
This is where Regenerative Agriculture and its representatives come in - by using their techniques to regenerate the organic matter of the soil and restore the damaged biodiversity of the soil. Because only sound soil is able to sequester carbon dioxide, i.e. CO2, in a sustainable way and thus to reduce it.
According to scientific findings, a worldwide practised Regenerative Agriculture, focused on a powerful soil life, could not only produce healthier and more nutritious food, but through the formation of humus also absorb up to 100 percent of the total annual CO2 emissions in the soil in the long term.
In other words, Regenerative Agriculture is essentially about reversing climate change with sustainable and highly efficient methods of land use.
News from the World of Regeneration
October 12 - 14, 2021 Three-day workshop: Soil Health Academy
Due to the Corona pandemic we unfortunately had to cancel this wonderful offer as well. We hope to be able to announce a new date soon:
Soil Alliance and Gut & Bösel will introduce the renowned Soil Health Academy to a German audience for the first time. In this workshop on regenerative agriculture and livestock farming, you will meet the protagonists of the film "Kiss the Ground": Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta as well as top experts Dr Allen Williams and Shane New.
REGENERATE - Fostering the Transition to a Regenerative Economy
We strongly believe our economy needs to be reimagined, reinvented, reborn – in a word: "regenerated". Together with enthusiasts we have initiated a network of industry leaders, pioneers and experts who want to move our economy towards a regenerated stage - The Regenerate Forum, in short, REGENERATE.
It all starts with the soil. It borrows from the natural principles of regenerative farming to inspire decision makers on how to move their organizations to a regenerative stage in tune with our living ecosystem.
The purpose of the REGENERATE is exactly that – to help to speed up the transition from an extractive to a regenerative economy.
Calendar of Soil Alliance
Upcoming Seminars and Workshops
Canceled: Two-day Masterclass Seminar with Joel Salatin
April 27-28, 2021
Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, we have unfortunately come to the conclusion to cancel the Masterclass with Joel Salatin on April 27-28, 2021 for another time. We are in communication with Joel and wait to see how the situation develops. Stay informed at www.joelsalatinmasterclass.de or on Soil Alliance's social media channels (all links below).
Further dates in German-speaking Countries
Two-day Masterclass Seminar with Joel Salatin in Switzerland
October 31, 2020
Wonderful opportunity for everyone in Switzerland who is interested in Regenerative Agriculture and Joel Salatin's methods. Location: 4455 Sissach - Time: 9:00 - 5:00 pm. Get more information and bookings here!
Review: Video Call with Joel Salatin about the Masterclass
2 May 2020
Exciting and entertaining video call with about 100 participants. Joel Salatin explained the contents of his Masterclass seminar and gave a deeper insight into the principles of his success (video in English, link leads to YouTube):
Review: Activities of Soil Alliance
Projects and Seminars
2 November 2019
A day with Ernst Götsch at Schlossgut Alt Madlitz. Here, in cooperation with the farmer Benedikt Bösel, he implements a project based on the principles of syntropic agriculture.At the beginning of November, around 80 participants gathered at Schlossgut Alt Madlitz to spend a day together with Ernst Götsch and to become acquainted with his methods of Syntropic Agriculture. Participant Ulrike Müller wrote: "The opportunity for exchange and networking with like-minded people at the event was very valuable, appreciative and encouraging".
Ernst Götsch, explaining his principles of Syntropic Agriculture in the theoretical part of the workshop
Ernst Götsch, together with the participants of the workshop on the field
There was also a demonstration of the new machine developed by Ernst Götsch and constructed in cooperation with RhenusTEK - "Peace Farming Technology", as Ernst Götsch calls it.
"Peace Farming Technology" - demonstration of the new machine
Two-day Masterclass Seminar with Joel Salatin at the Biolandhof Sepp Braun in Freising, Germany
2 - 3 May 2019
For the first time in Germany, charismatic farmer Joel Salatin gave a two-day Masterclass Seminar for almost one hundred participants. The topics: responsible soil and pasture management, regulations for the implementation of innovations, added value, efficiency and profitability of Regenerative Agriculture. Find out more on this page: www.joelsalatinmasterclass.de
Joel Salatin held his first Masterclass in Germany
The Seminar took place in the barn of the Biolandhof Braun in Freising near Munich
Talks and discussions during the breaks
Vivacious presentation by Joel Salatin
Delicious, homemade food served in the breaks
12 April 2019
A Swiss reinvents regenerative agriculture! His credo is Syntropy - diversity in harmony with nature. At a workshop in Germany, Syntropy Pioneer Ernst Götsch showed for the first time his principles for fertile soils that can be applied worldwide. On the Alt Madlitz Castle Estate in Brandenburg near Berlin. You can find more on this page: www.ernstgoetschworkshop.de
Presentation by Ernst Götsch
Exploring the fields with Ernst Götsch
Ernst Götsch demonstrates his approach
Group picture - Workshop with Ernst Götsch at Alt Madlitz Estate
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Ernst Götsch, Joel Salatin
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Data recording on our website
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How do we record your data?
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- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
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This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent. The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested. The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
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The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us. The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
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6. Plug-ins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
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