Talk: Roland Kroon on Regenerative Agriculture and the Future of Sustainable Fashion
Date and time: Saturday, 25 June at 11:30 – 12:10 (SAST) | 1:30 – 2:10 (MAU)
Location: In-person in Middelburg and streamed on Twyg Facebook
Speaker: Roland Kroon | Regenerative Land Manager
Presented by the Karoo Winter Wool Festival
While regenerative agriculture sets us on the path to reach climate goals, it also lends itself to higher-quality resilient fibres and creates healthy ecosystems. This talk covers the basics and importance of regenerative agriculture, as well as why the fashion industry needs to pay close attention to regenerative agriculture to help mitigate climate change.
Regenerative farming creates a symbiotic relationship between plants, soil, and organisms. The natural ecosystem is able to thrive without using harmful pesticides, allowing for better, nutrient-dense crops to grow. It also promotes sequestration of carbon which is a process wherein carbon from the atmosphere is captured and stored back into the soil. This process not only keeps carbon out of our atmosphere but also makes the soil more resistant to droughts.
Image: Karoo Winter Wool Festival