A conversation with Peter Byck, filmmaker and a wrangler of scientists, about regenerative vs conventional grazing and his new 4 part documentary series Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there).
Tag: regenerative agriculture
What we learned in 2022 about nutrient density in food, farmers’ philosophy, enabling technologies and satellites and redesigning products
Wow! What a year it has been. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier we find ourselves in a war in Europe, crazy energy and food prices and extreme high inflation rates in general.
In an ideal world farms applying regenerative practises are more resilient, but as we saw with the story of Josh Heyneke, founder of Parc Carreg, farms can get into trouble very quickly when input prices spike (in this case organic grain from Ukraine to feed the ducks). It seems like Josh and his partner Abigail will make it through the winter and are building hard on their more resilient future, which will include climate neutral eggs!
With this post we wrap up the year and we look forward to regenerating more soils and many more hectares in 2023 and beyond!
Oscar Hovde Bernstern, founder and CTO of NoFence, shares the numerous reasons why virtual fencing is big right now in Norway, and soon, all over the world.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.