Tag: regenerative agriculture

Satish Kumar – Be humble, you can’t outsmart nature

Philosopher, founder and director of Programmes of the Schumacher College, International Centre for ecological studies, Satish is Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist. In 1973 he walked 8000 miles to spread the message of peace around the world from New Delhi to Washington DC via Moscow, Paris and London. Among other books, Satish wrote Soil, Soul, Society: A New Trinity for Our Timed Society.

Paul Woebkenberg on Ecosia’s regen ag investments

A check in interview with Paul Woebkenberg who is leading the Ecosia’s regen ag investments, their € 500K finance fund for regenerative agriculture.

Phil Taylor and Brandon Welch, the first investments of Mad Ag’s $10 million fund

Phil Taylor and Brandon Welch of the Perennial Fund and MAD Agriculture just closed their fund of $10 million and the first four loans are out of the door, with many more to come. We discuss in this episode what they have learned about skin-in-the-game transition finance and partnering with farmers.

Paul Pizzala from a London city private bank to the biggest regenerative farm in the UK

How a London city private banker took a permaculture course and now applies his finance knowledge to build the biggest regenerative farm of the UK. Definitely stay until the end to hear from Mark Drewell, executive chair how investors are responding to the new equity offer compared to debt of New Foundation Farms.

Sarah Mock, Treat Farms Like Businesses

Forget everything you thought you knew about US Agriculture, the family farm myth and “successful” regenerative farmers, and take a deep dive into why should we treat farming as a business and why indigenous people should run them. An interesting conversation with Sarah Mock, Head of Marketing and Communications at Sylvanaqua Farms, freelance farmer, researcher and author of Farm (and Other F Words).

Marcus Link, Regen farming isn’t enough, we need regenerative enterprises

A new conversation for the series on New Foundation Farms with the CEO Marcus Link, author of “Farming Smarter” about how farming using regenerative approaches is not enough and how New Foundation Farms is building a regenerative AgriFood enterprise on a thousand acres in the UK and raising 20 million to do so.

Mark Drewell, raising £20M to build UK’s biggest regenerative farm

This is the first episode of a new series where we dive deep into New Foundation Farms, unpeeling the different layers of what it means to build a regenerative agri food enterprise. The series starts with Mark Drewell, Executive Chairman of New Foundation Farms, an enterprise raising 20 million pounds to buy a thousand acres in the UK.

Soil Builders, for robots not all weeds are created egual

A check in with Brent Kessel, investor in the New African Farmers bond, plus a deep dive with Ben Scott Robbinson of the Small Robot Company into the role of small robots in regenerative agriculture and why not all weeds are created equal.

Elizabeth Whitlow on how to change the ag world with the gold standard of regen certification

What essentially is regenerative agriculture and is there a label for it? Can yet another certification change the agriculture world? In this episode of Investing in Regenerative Agriculture, ​Elizabeth Whitlow​ helps us make sense of these questions.