Regenerative Movement

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Documentaries & Summits

The Need to Grow (TNTG) takes you inside the hearts and innovations of three very different leaders – an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization – a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture – and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology. Narrated by Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s The Defenders, The Lego Batman Movie), The Need To GROW delivers an epic story of solutions and the struggles to implement them. It will make you laugh, make you cry, give you chills, and inspire you to participate in the restoration of the Earth.

“No human being on the planet should miss this film.”
— Society of Voice Arts and Sciences

“Perhaps the best film on sustainability I have ever seen.”
— Teddy Grouya, Founding Director – American Documentary Film Festival

“I loved this movie…it was one of those environmental movies that gave me hope.”
— Todd James, Global News

The Hydration Solution Summit – A scientific revolution in our understanding of water is underway, and it has surprising implications for human wellness and planetary regeneration through agriculture. This summit is a project of the Hydration Foundation, which is raising money to provide a devide to farmers that alters water in a way that enables them to reduce water use and rapidly detoxify their soils from glyphosate. Key speakers include Zach Bush, MD, Christiane Northrup, MD, Joseph Mercola, DO, Stephen Sinatra, MD, Sayer Ji, Thomas Cowan MD, and many lesser-known experts on the fascinating science of water, like Gerald Pollack, PhD (“EZ water” researcher). Click here to learn more about the summit.

The Science of Regeneration

Bio4Climate has created a Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming.

The Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming (the “Compendium”) is a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the power, benefits, and necessity of eco-restoration to address global warming. Bringing together findings from the scientific literature, government and industry reports, and journalistic investigations, it is a public, open-access document that is housed on the website of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. Click here to download it.

Find Well-Grown Food

Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) is a revolutionary new certification for food, fiber, and personal care ingredients. ROC farms and products meet the highest standards for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness. In early 2020, they completed their Pilot Program and anticipate opening for general applications in summer.

Land to Market “Ecological Outcome Verification” documents the beneficial effects on soil health, biodiversity, and ecological function of regenerative methods of producing food and fiber. Developed in collaboration with leading scientists and researchers around the world, EOV™ is an empirical and scalable soil and landscape assessment methodology that tracks outcomes in soil health, biodiversity, and ecosystem function. Learn more here, here, and here.

LocalHarvest.org is a United States based website that connects consumers with farmers, farmer’s markets, farmer events, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) buying opportunities. and more. When I was looking for chicken feet to make high-quality chicken soup stock, this website helped me find local producers that had chicken feet to sell me.

EatWild.com was founded in 2001 to promote the benefits—to consumers, farmers, animals, and the planet—of choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from 100% grass-fed animals or other non-ruminant animals fed their natural diets. Today it is the #1 clearinghouse for information about pasture-based farming and features a state-by-state plus Canada directory of local farmers who sell their pastured farm and ranch products directly to consumers.

Fresh-Range.com is a UK-based website where you can order and arrange delivery to your kitchen of award winning food from producers “doing things right”, according to the website. Their deliveries including certified organic products delivered in sustainable packaging.

 

ThriveMarket.com carries over 6,000 organic and non-GMO products that fit any diet or lifestyle. From organic snacks, pastured meats, and nontoxic beauty to household products and clean wines, the products they sell meet the highest quality standards in the industry. You can filter by 70+ diets and values, including keto, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free, to shop what matters most to you. From sustainable sourcing to fair trade practices, you can be sure the products you buy are healthy for you and the planet. You’ll also get exclusive access to their line of 500+ Thrive Market brand products, available only to members. Thrive Market members get wholesale pricing on our catalog of over 6,000 products, with discounts of up to 50% off retail. The average member saves about $30 off retail pricing per order, which means most members make back the membership fee in savings in just two purchases. In fact, they’re so confident that you’ll save as a Thrive Market member that they guarantee it: If you don’t make back your membership fee in savings over the year, they’ll give you the difference in credit when you renew. Thrive Gives is a program for making healthy living affordable and accessible to everyone. Paying their annual membership fee may not be possible for everyone, so for every paid membership we sell, they give a free membership to someone in need. If you believe you qualify and are interested in a Thrive Gives membership, apply here. As far as I know, Thrive Market only ships in the Continental US.

CornerpostMeats.com provides “meat for people who give a damn”. And I can say from personal experience, they’re meat is damn good. They are my most local supply of high quality meat, only 30 minutes from where I live, but they ship nationwide in the  continental United States. Founded by Dan Lorenz and Adrienne Larrew who still lead the team today. Hear their story and find out why our team is so passionate about good land management and feeding our community.

WhiteOakPastures.com (WOP) is arguably the leading regenerative farm in the United States. At least that’s what Dr. Joseph Mercola said in this Eat4Earth interview. He says he shops there regularly. I have purchased a duck from them, and it was very memorable. The best I’ve ever had. It’s also one of the first farms in the country to receive certification through Land To Market’s Ecological Outcome Verification program. They also hold 5 other certifications including Certified Humane Handling and Processing. They process their own meat, possibly making their meat the most humanely slaughtered around. WOP is a Savory Hub, helping to train other farmers and ranchers the methods of Holistic Management®.  White Oak Pastures is also a Zero-Waste farm, selling every consumable or usable part of the animals and composting the inedible viscera to later be spread on our farm as rich organic matter to fertilize our soil. Recently, White Oak Pastures commissioned a reputable third-party environmental firm to conduct a life cycle analysis comparing the greenhouse gas emissions of their meat with conventional soy and Impossible Burger (based on conventional soy). The results of the analysis showed that even fully counting methane emissions (as if they were not mitigated by soil methanotrophic bacteria), the emissions from their beef was lower than emissions from soy and Impossible Burger.

Connect With The Movement

Kiss the Ground is a non-profit organization on a mission to transition 5,000 farmers to regenerative agriculture and train 25,000 leaders to help create a regenerative food system. Kiss the Ground’s has created training courses in regenerative gardening, public speaking and advocacy, and regenerative supply line sourcing. Kiss the Ground’s Pathway Tool introduces you to the many ways you can get involved and helps you pick your path.

Soil4Climate is a non-profit organization that advocates for regenerative agriculture and land management as a climate change solution and provides a forum for like-minded people to connect and converse on Facebook. Their About page on their website has links to other organizations that advocate for regenerative agriculture, and their Resources page has many must-see videos and articles about regenerative agriculture and some of the leaders in the movement.

Regeneration International. In June 2015, about 60 people from 21 nations, representing businesses, the farming and scientific communities, educational institutions, policymakers and NGOs, convened in Costa Rica to draw up a blueprint for an international movement united around a common goal: to reverse global warming and end world hunger by facilitating and accelerating the global transition to regenerative agriculture and land management. In January 2017, Regeneration International (RI) achieved 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Today, RI engages with a network of more than 250 international partners and a growing number of Regeneration Alliances throughout the world, including in the U.S., South Africa, India, Canada, Belize, Mexico and Guatemala. The vision of RI is a healthy global ecosystem in which practitioners of regenerative agriculture and land-use, in concert with consumers, educators, business leaders and policymakers, cool the planet, feed the world and restore public health, prosperity and peace on a global scale.

The mission of Savory Global is to facilitate the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands and the livelihoods of their inhabitants, through Holistic Management. In the 1960’s, Allan Savory made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems and, as a resource management consultant, worked with numerous managers on four continents to develop what by the early 1980’s had become Holistic Management. Grants / scholarships from Kiss the Ground’s Farmland Program may be applicable to Savory Global programs.

The BioNutrient Food Association was founded by Dan Kittredge (4th Eat4Earth interview on Day 5) and has multiple exciting projects and offerings for consumers and farmers to advance the quality of our food, the science and adoption of regenerative agriculture. One such project is the BioNutrient Sensor, a device for detecting nutrient levels in food intended for the consumer market. Another is their annual Soil and Nutrition Conference, an event with much to offer for consumers and farmers alike.

Get Herbicides Out of Your Neighborhood

Non-Toxic Neighborhoods (NTN) is devoted to protecting our children from harmful synthetic pesticides that are linked to developmental delays and lasting health impacts. Founder, Kim Konte, says, “I felt I failed as a parent to protect my children from harm when I learned that every time our boys played baseball they were playing on fields that use glyphosate and 2,4-D for weed control. We are now working to make organic and regenerative management the “norm” and not the “exception”. Non-Toxic Neighborhoods and our advisors believe that it should be a basic human right that our children are protected from harmful and synthetic pesticides where they live, play and learn.” NTN provides the resources, expertise, and partnerships to help you successfully transition to organic and regenerative management. Their advocacy is built on relationships, by supporting city staff, landscape contractors, and school administrators with the tools and training needed to successful end the use of synthetic pesticides. To date, Non-Toxic Neighborhoods has partnered with over 65 cities, counties, school districts and universities across the country, to enormous success.

Non-Toxic Communities (NTC) was founded in 2016, Non Toxic Communities seeks to assist the growing movement of grassroots groups advocating for local pesticide reform by providing the resources and solutions they need to be successful. Whether you need quick and introductory information on pesticides or in-depth supportive research to share with local professionals and community members, Non Toxic Communities’ Tools for Change can help provide the resources you need to help your community to become a healthier place to live for humans and wildlife alike.  You can download their Non-Toxic Strategy Guide from their homepage.

 

RoundUp Risks is a project of the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), founded by Jeffrey M. Smith.  This is a new a nationwide IRT campaign to call attention to the health dangers of Roundup (glyphosate) and other dangerous herbicides in public areas.  Small children with their higher respiratory rates, and a tendency to sit on the ground and place their hands in their mouths, are especially vulnerable to exposure. Pets too, are at higher risk of being sickened. Learn how to help your local government, schools, homeowners’ associations, golf courses, and parks to transition away from cancer-causing herbicides to healthier choices for landscaping.

 

Support Farmers to Transition

Kiss the Ground create its Farmland Program to provide the necessary support farmers, organizations, and citizens need in order to shift their management decisions and purchasing habits to produce positive ecological outcomes. Within the Farmland Program the Regenerative Transition Program provides holistic support to farmers, ranchers and land stewards through training in the field of regenerative agriculture, one-on-one mentorship, and soil testing to gather data and give feedback on baseline soil health information on the farmland they manage. Grants and scholarships are available as well as opportunities to donate in support of farmers in transition. Grants / scholarships may be applied to courses offered by Kiss the Ground partners like Savory Global, Soil Health Academy, and Regrarians.

The Carbon Underground (TCU) was created in 2013 with two core goals—coalesce the emerging science on soil’s relationship to climate change and tell the world about a possibility to not simply slow down this threat, but reverse it. Since that time TCU has grown into an  international outcomes-based organization focusing on creating the tools, alliances, and opportunities to achieve scale at efforts proven to draw down carbon and mitigate the climate crisis. TCU’s Adopt-A-Meter is the world’s first program designed to give each of us the power to stop—or even reverse—the threat of climate change, for as little as $5.


Farmer’s Footprint 
is a coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and offer a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices. You can donate to support their work to help farmers transition.

Regrarians Limited has been working with producers worldwide to manage and create profitable agricultural landscapes and enterprises since 1993. They have created an extraordinary and comprehensive handbook of over 300 integrated regenerative methodologies; various memberships with practical one-of-a-kind trainings, resources, tools, and an active, international online community; a film; and the “REX®” 13-week online farm planning program (available as an online program). They describe the “REX” program as “The Most Affordable & Comprehensive Online Farm Planning Package”. Accomplished Permaculturalist, Neal Spackman says, “If the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) is elementary school, then the REX® is a college degree.” Grants / scholarships from Kiss the Ground’s Farmland Program may be applicable to Regrarian programs.

 
 

Co-founded by regenerative agriculture luminaries, Gabe Brown, Allen Williams, PhD, and Ray Archuleta, Understanding Ag is a regenerative agricultural consulting company that provides the support and confidence to help clients reduce input costs, generate actual profits and ensure family farming futures. They accomplish this by educating and mentoring farmers, ranchers, landowners, businesses, and communities in the principles and practices needed to restore, repair, rebuild, regenerate their farming and ranching ecosystems. They are real farmers and ranchers who combine decades of experience to help clients successfully implement regenerative agricultural and ecological principles that replace the input-intensive, agricultural model to enable sustained profitable farming and ranching operations. Understanding Ag, LLC also offers consulting and planning services for multi-enterprise systems, businesses, organizations and communities. Unlike other agricultural industry consultants, they do not sell or recommend products that promise “more bushels” or “more pounds.” Their services are designed to enable sustained profitability by helping clients successfully implement practices that restore soil health and ecosystem function while reducing dependency on expensive inputs. In short, their goal is to put more money in the producer’s pocket.

Understanding Ag’s flagship training program is called Soil Health Academy. Through hands-on training from the world’s leading experts, Soil Health Academy participants learn how to increase profitability, build resiliency into the land, decrease input costs and improve nutrient density of food and agricultural products. No matter where you farm or what you grow, Soil Health Academy will teach you how to improve soil health through practical regenerative agricultural principles. Grants / scholarships from Kiss the Ground’s Farmland Program may be applicable to Soil Health Academy programs.

Start a Regenerative Career

Dr. Elaine Ingham is regarded by many as the world’s foremost soil biologist. Her Soil Food Web Foundation Courses, and graduates of her course working as soil consultants, enable farmers to produce higher yields, lower their costs, reduce pressure from weeds and pests, protect against soil erosion, use less water/irrigation, grow better quality produce, all while simultaneously combating climate change, ecosystem collapse and soil erosion! Demand for Soil Food Web consultants is so strong Nick Tomassini has a waiting list. Brian Vagg used to work in IT. He completed his training in under 12 months and is now running his own successful business as a soil consultant in Northern California. Check out their stories here. You don’t need to have a background in biology or farming to take the Foundation Courses and start restoring your soils or to begin a new career as a soil consultant!

The mission of Savory Global is to facilitate the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands and the livelihoods of their inhabitants, through Holistic Management. In the 1960’s, Allan Savory made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems and, as a resource management consultant, worked with numerous managers on four continents to develop what by the early 1980’s had become Holistic Management. Grants / scholarships from Kiss the Ground’s Farmland Program may be applicable to Savory Global programs.

Since 1984, Holistic Management Institute (HMI) has helped communities grow and thrive by educating family farmers and ranchers and pastoralists in regenerative agricultural practices that empower them to strengthen their businesses, produce healthier food, improve local wildlife habitats and protect the environment. Over the past 35 years, HMI has trained 70,000 practitioners in 130 countries that influence land management on over 100 million acres.

Regenerative Investment

The Regenerative Food Systems Investment (RFSI) Forum is a first of its kind event that brings together investors and critical stakeholders to increase capital investment in this space. Their goal is to facilitate education about investment in regenerative agriculture and food, as well as build relationships and networks that will further the development of this investment opportunity and lead to increased deal activity. Their email newsletter tracks the rapidly evolving world of regenerative investment. Learn more and join the newsletter here.

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