Bruce Forsyth wasn’t really my cup of tea. But I did like The Generation Game. There’s just something so deeply ‘right’ about seeing different generations trying to help each other out. I visited producers on three regenerative farms last week. Regenerative farming is nothing if not about future generations. This 4 minute video explains why, but it’s basically all about soil. Because in farming everything, always, begins and ends with soil. And while industrialised farming degrades soil, regenerative farming actively improves it - by sequestering carbon. So much so, in fact, that there’s a school of thought that says regenerative farming could stop or even reverse climate change. Astonishing stuff. And what’s perhaps even more interesting is the vital role that ruminants play in all this. Cattle, in particular, have long been demonised as part of the problem. But in fact, they’re a big part of the solution – provided that they are ‘mob grazed’. Scientists have clocked that some of the healthiest soil in the world is that of the African savannah - didn’t they do well? - because vast migratory herds are constantly and swiftly moving and trampling their way through it. Mob, or rotational, grazing in farming essentially mimics this natural occurrence and delivers amazing results, as producers like Rachael and Jonny will tell you. Because alongside sequestering carbon and increasing biodiversity, it means that farmers can do a lot more with a lot less. Something of a Brucey bonus, then. So regenerative farming really is a win-win-win and cause for serious excitement. It shows that by working with the grain of nature, instead of against it, we can breathe life back into our planet. And life is, after all, the name of the game. Nick PS – the market opens in September.