Photo: Annupurna Ecovillage, Nepal, April 2019
It is an inherent capability that can be cultivated in relation to our food, relationships, ideas, art, philosophy, business management, spirituality, mythology, technology, economy, culture, shamanism, parenting, science and the physical environment – basically all aspects of human and planetary life.
“to effect a complete moral reform in.
to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, especially in a better form or condition.
to revive or produce anew; bring into existence again.
Biology. to renew or restore (a lost, removed, or injured part).
Physics. to restore (a substance) to a favorable state or physical condition.
1425–75; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin regenerātus, past participle of regenerāre to bring forth again,equivalent to re- re- + generātus;
“Enabling systems self-actualization.” Carol Sanford.
“Every aspect of the individual business and environmental value adding stream is growing in capacity to evolve and to regenerate itself – in service to the whole.” Gregory Landau (Podcast: This is your brain on regeneration)
Beyond sustainability: A regenerative human culture is healthy, resilient and adaptable; it cares for the planet and it cares for life in the awareness that this is the most effective way to create a thriving future for all of humanity.” Daniel Wahl on Designing Regenerative Cultures.
Regenerative internal development leads to positive external regenerative development. Clear thinking, creatively confident, emotionally resilient people are more effective at restoring the worlds living cultural capital.” The Regenerative Enterprise
Example of regenerative enterprise – agro-forestry
“Regenerative agro-foresty means that, in addition to a more sustainable food forest production, the food forest also aims to revitalize the depleted soil. This method not only provides more variation in the landscape, but increases the soil quality and diversity in flora and fauna. On top of this the farmer will have more stability in income and it spreads business risks.” Dutch company Verstegen Spices and Sauses
Example of long term evidence regeneration – syntropic farming
“Entropy involves the tendency of energy towards dissipation, the famous second law of thermodynamics, also known as the law of thermal death or disorder. On the contrary, syntropy implies the tendency to concentrate and absorb energy, the increase in temperatures, differentiation, complexity, the formation of structures and organizations.” Reference: Sintropy.io
Buckminster Fuller developed a definition in relation to “whole systems” as “A tendency towards order and symmetrical combinations, designs of ever more advantageous and orderly patterns. Evolutionary cooperation. Anti-entropy”
Syntropic Farming was developed by Ernst Götsch (originally from Switzerland). The outputs of this approach to food cultivation is beyond what GMO and organic farming can achieve. And it restores the climate.
Watch Life in Syntropy to see a practical application of regeneration, fusing technology, forest and agriculture
This documentary about his work highlights the practical application of syntropy – opening up the opportunity zone to see the possibilities of true abundance and restoring the earth’s climate and ecosystems – living a quality life, while being more happy and healthy.
Photo: Annapurna Ecovillage, Nepal, February 2019