How is regenerative agriculture more than an organic certification?

Kyosei farm Shimanto is a sustainable farm that uses regenerative agriculture methods to grow nutrient-dense foods. Kyosei Farms' Japanese regenerative agriculture model enhances both the flavour and health benefits of our products by stewarding a symbiosis with the surrounding ecosystem. Our regenerative model expands upon 3 core principles:

Biodiversity

We are committed to biodiversity throughout our entire operation. We steer away from conventional and organic monoculture practices which rely on herbicides and plastic and implement a more holistic approach to land stewardship. By integrating livestock into our fields at specific times, we boost fertility and create a balanced ecosystem that thrives on natural synergy. Through regenerative systems, such as cover croping, no till/no dig, and multispecies interplanting we strive to assist a biodiverse range of plants in reaching optimum photosynthetic levels and foster a carbon-sequestering and moisture holding soil structure. This is important because it helps to improve soil health, increase biodiversity, and build resilience to climate change.

Total ecosystem health

We use an evidence-based approach to nutrition. We believe that the best way to ensure that our plants are getting the nutrients they need is to combine soil and leaf analysis with dedicated in-field observation. This allows us to provide our plants and animals with the precise nutrients they need to thrive. We enhance plant disease and pest resistance by focusing on foliar nutrition and biological stimulation.  Nutrient dense, vegetables full of flavour are grown by healthy plants and Healthy plants are also the single most contributing factor to regenerating soil. It is our prime directive to regenerate ecosystem health through wholistic management practices whilst stewarding biodiversity.

Waste Conscious

Carefully selecting our packaging, tools, nutrients and materials based on longevity, re-usability, scalability, and energy efficiency allows us to reduce our ecological footprint and strive for a more sustainable future. Although Japanese Organic certification is a step in the right direction, Our regenerative system specifically combats the issues we see with the inefficiencies and lack of self-sustaining options in conventional organic certified farming. Instead of the large environmental impact of importing tonnes of compost onto our farm, we grow cover crops and mulch in place. We brew our own compost tea to ensure we get the right balance of microbial  life in the soil and get out of the way pf nature as much as possible, as she knows best.


It is possible to grow plants that have such robust immune systems that they can be completely resistant to all diseases and all insects. When plants have robust immune systems, they also have the capacity to transfer that immunity to the people who consume these plants as food and, when that is achieved, for the first time, we can have a legitimate conversation about growing food as medicine. This is what regenerative agriculture should be all about.

John Kempf – regenerative agriculture podcast

Products

Regeneratively Grown Ginger

Kyosei Farm premium regeneratively grown ginger

Haruka

Haruka

Owner/Operator

Ben

Owner/Operator
Lucy

Lucy

Head of security

Lucy is a german shepherd x labrador mix that we adopted as a puppy. she loves long naps in the sun and driving away any animals who try to enter our farms fencing.

Lenny

Lenny

Border Patrol

Lenny was rescued from the mountains of tochigi as a puppy, we have had him since he was 6months old. He is the most alert to any day-time intruders to our farm.