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Pablo Borrelli on Working to Regenerate the Landscape in Argentina

Pablo Borrelli from the province of Chubut in Patagonia, southern Argentina has spent most of his career as a researcher and consultant trying to help farmers deal with desertification. For more than 30 years he thought that the problem was overgrazing and that farmers needed to reduce the number of animals on the land. However, … Continue reading Pablo Borrelli on Working to Regenerate the Landscape in Argentina

Donna and James Winter-Irving on their journey into regenerative agriculture in Australia

Donna and James Winter-Irving from Nagambie in Victoria, Australia, have transitioned from conventional to regenerative agriculture. Initially, it was Donna’s interest in permaculture that convinced her there must be another way to do farming in the dry landscapes of Australia. After attending a course on holistic management, the couple started to apply what they had … Continue reading Donna and James Winter-Irving on their journey into regenerative agriculture in Australia

Brian Wehlburg on going from growing tobacco to holistic land management

Brian Wehlburg once grew tobacco in Zimbabwe, but in his search for how to preserve biodiversity and restore the health of degraded farmland he became an early adopter of Allan Savory’s teachings on holistic management and regenerative agriculture. Today Brian lives in Australia where he teaches others what he has learned over the past three … Continue reading Brian Wehlburg on going from growing tobacco to holistic land management

Living and teaching self-sufficiency in the Finnish wilderness!

This week I am happy to present a guest pod from my students on topics related to the theme of this podcast channel. This podcast is made by Carolyn Tourunen, Linda Grönfors and Heidi Koivisto, Hanken School of Economy students in Sustainable organizing in times of crises course. Welcome to a trip to Omavaraopisto, the … Continue reading Living and teaching self-sufficiency in the Finnish wilderness!

Elizabeth Barkla on Restoring Landscapes through Regenerative Farming in Chilean South

Elizabeth Barkla grew up on an organic dairy farm in New Zealand. While watching the cows on her childhood farm, she always had a feeling that there was something that was not right in the way that agriculture affected the natural environment. Yet, it was only when visiting a regenerative farm following holistic management principles … Continue reading Elizabeth Barkla on Restoring Landscapes through Regenerative Farming in Chilean South

Didi Pershouse on how regenerative approaches improve the health of soil, water, climate and people

Didi Pershouse, from Thetford Center, Vermont, teaches courses in regenerative approaches at the Land and Leadership initiative. Her books Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function and Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities connect the dots between the health of people and the health of soils, watersheds, … Continue reading Didi Pershouse on how regenerative approaches improve the health of soil, water, climate and people

Misty West Gay on decentring human privilege through a systems view of ranching

Misty West Gay and her husband Jonathan Gay have a background in software business from the time when Internet was still young. In 2003, inspired by their grandparents work as farmers, Misty and Jon left their office jobs to become ranchers themselves. Today they tend the land of the Freestone Ranch in Sonoma County, just … Continue reading Misty West Gay on decentring human privilege through a systems view of ranching

Rebecca Hosking from wildlife filmmaking to agriwilding landscapes

Rebecca Hosking used to travel the world as a wildlife filmmaker for the BBC. During her travels she constantly encountered the destruction that agriculture caused to the precious wildlife that she was there to document. This led her on a path back to her family’s farm in Devon in the southwest of England.. Today she … Continue reading Rebecca Hosking from wildlife filmmaking to agriwilding landscapes

Philipp Weiss on the Promising Potentials of Food Forests in the Nordics

Philipp Weiss from Stjärnsund, Sweden, is an environmental engineer who worked in industry and academia, before realizing that life is too short to spend it in an office. He quit his job and turned his passion for edible perennial plants into a livelihood, writing books and teaching on the topic. Growing up in southern Germany, … Continue reading Philipp Weiss on the Promising Potentials of Food Forests in the Nordics

Blain Hjertaas on Going from Grains to Grass to Achieve Soil Regeneration

Blain Hjertaas is a third generation farmer with a lifetime of experience from the family farm near Redvers, Saskatchewan, Canada. About 20 years ago, Blain transitioned from conventional hi-tech grain production to holistic management principles, incorporating multi-species rotational grazing on grasslands, mimicking what the bison used to do on the same land several hundred years … Continue reading Blain Hjertaas on Going from Grains to Grass to Achieve Soil Regeneration