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Precious Phiri: Healing community and land through regenerative agriculture in Zimbabwe

Precious Phiri is a training and development specialist in regenerative agricultural practices and community organizing in Zimbabwe. Her main interest lies in working with rural communities to fight and reverse poverty, desertification, loss of wildlife, and climate change and its effects. She has recently founded an organization called EarthWisdom with the knowledge of her 9 … Continue reading Precious Phiri: Healing community and land through regenerative agriculture in Zimbabwe

Kristen Krash: Regenerating the Land in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

Kristen Krash has set up a small farm called Sueño de Vida in Pedro Vicente Maldonado in Ecuador. She has a university degree in history, which shines through in her reflections and observations on what happens on the land. After working for a long time as a yoga teacher and practicing inner transformation, Kristen felt … Continue reading Kristen Krash: Regenerating the Land in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

Joshua Finch about Setting up an Urban Permaculture Farm in Finland

Joshua Finch is originally from Florida in the United States. Today he lives in Finland with his Finnish wife and daughter. Five years ago, Joshua set up an urban permaculture-inspired farm in Espoo, nearby Helsinki, where he has been experimenting with agroecology and vegetable production sold directly to urban consumers. In this conversation, we talk … Continue reading Joshua Finch about Setting up an Urban Permaculture Farm in Finland

Gail Fuller about the Transition from Conventional to Regenerative Farming

Gail Fuller is a pioneering regenerative farmer at the Fuller Farm near Emporia, Kansas, an area often dominated by conventionally tilled fields. Experiencing the problems of land erosion first hand is what initially drove Gail to experiment with no-till practices in the mid-1980s. After a few years of experimentations and failures, Gail realized that the … Continue reading Gail Fuller about the Transition from Conventional to Regenerative Farming

Gundula Rhoades: How food can help solve the ecological and health crisis of people, animals and the planet

Gundula Rhoades owns a veterinary practice in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. Her recently published book, The Food Solution: Eating Today to Save Tomorrow, explains that by eating food that comes from regenerative farms we can help to reverse the degradation of human, animal, and soil health while also combatting climate change. In our conversation, … Continue reading Gundula Rhoades: How food can help solve the ecological and health crisis of people, animals and the planet

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