Wildlife move nutrients, soil, seeds, pollen, spores, biomass, and dynamism across landscapes, pollinating, creating trophic cascades, building soil, establishing preferred travel routes, building above and below-ground habitats. Theirs is the original nutrient economy, and we humans are finally and barely catching up with how to harmonize with it. Their movement builds our lives. Everything is food for something else.
We can amply meet our needs by leaving so much of the land we currently 'fharm' in our clunky human ways to re-wild and regenerate, and then concentrate our efforts on soil-building, high-yield plant systems that will inevitably sequester carbon in total. Everyone eats plants. Bread, beer, bright vegetables and fruits, seeds, herbs, wild plants, legumes, mushrooms, alliums, nuts, perennial staples...How to grow these delectable agents of our health while giving back to the wild creatures, retracting our reach, creating what could be wild+working habitats, restoring the many acres currently occupied by old modes of farming? This is the future of our planetary and personal health.