Blog

Jon Lundgren about how regenerative farming supports insects and bees

Jonathan Lundgren used to be one of the leading entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, promoting the use of various insecticides on farmlands to combat pests. After listening to farmers who managed to enhance biodiversity on their farms using regenerative practices, Jonathan started asking himself questions about the negative impacts of the scientific results … Continue reading Jon Lundgren about how regenerative farming supports insects and bees

Andrew McMillion about his journey into community seed banks

Andrew McMillion grew up as an expat in Europe, Asia and the States and ended up in Norway where he studied philosophy in his youth. There he learn about the deep ecology philosophy taught by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess. Being later employed in the tech industry in different parts of the world, Andrew started … Continue reading Andrew McMillion about his journey into community seed banks

Daniela Ibarra-Howell on the Emergence of Holistic Management as a Global Movement

Daniela Ibarra-Howell is the co-founder and director of the Savory Institute in Colorado in the United States. As a child, growing up in Buenos Aires in Argentina Daniela dreamt of moving out of the big city to the countryside and so she studied agronomy so she could find a job out in the field. But … Continue reading Daniela Ibarra-Howell on the Emergence of Holistic Management as a Global Movement

Magdalena Urioste on practising regenerative farming in Uruguay

Magdalena Urioste in Uruguay calls herself a woman of the land. She grew up with ranching grandparents and parents and always wanted to have her own farm. But because of her gender and her economic circumstance that was not possible when she was young. Instead, she lived many years abroad and worked in the education … Continue reading Magdalena Urioste on practising regenerative farming in Uruguay

Susan Jennings on awakenings and regenerative farming’s role in creating more resilient food systems

Susan Jennings is the director of the non-profit organization Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, in Ohio, whose mission is to educate people about how to build community resilience in the midst of climate change. Recently this NGO bought a piece of land to create its own educational centre around regenerative agricultural practices for farmers, … Continue reading Susan Jennings on awakenings and regenerative farming’s role in creating more resilient food systems

Thomas Snellman: Revolutionising Local Food through the REKO Network

Thomas Snellman from Pedersöre in Finland is the founder of the REKO model that has come to revolutionise the local food scene in almost all Nordic countries. REKO stands for ‘rejäl konsumtion’, or fair consumption in English. It is a model for direct trading of food that connects local farmers with local consumers by using … Continue reading Thomas Snellman: Revolutionising Local Food through the REKO Network

Judith D. Schwartz: Regenerating Planetary Life through Soil, Water, Cows and Reindeers

Judith D. Schwartz is a journalist and author living in the mountains of Vermont. In her earlier career, she wrote articles for women’s magazines, about women’s health, and personal development. During the 2008 economic downturn, Judith started to ask herself questions about the origins of wealth creation. How can GDP be a measure of prosperity … Continue reading Judith D. Schwartz: Regenerating Planetary Life through Soil, Water, Cows and Reindeers

Peter Nelson on the migrating bees and their role in feeding America

Peter Nelson is a filmmaker from the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. He grew up as a ‘free-range kid', always out in nature following the life of the birds and the insects. This eventually led him to become a backyard beekeeper. In the movie ‘The Pollinators’ he wanted to combine his love for food, … Continue reading Peter Nelson on the migrating bees and their role in feeding America

Alicia Trezise-Segervall about starting up a small wool mill

Alicia Trezise-Segervall is originally from Sydney in Australia but love brought her to Vaasa in Finland and from there to the small village of Koskö in the neighbouring municipality of Korsholm. Alicia used to work with international business at large global companies but today, it is the ultralocal that is the core of her business. … Continue reading Alicia Trezise-Segervall about starting up a small wool mill

Pod: Karl and Rose Wright about becoming sheep farmers in Petalax

Karl and Rose Wright from the Pacific Northwest in the USA have done what you could call ‘a reverse journey of emigration. After living most of their lives in cities and doing nine to five office jobs, they suddenly found themselves longing for a life in the countryside. In their search for the perfect place … Continue reading Pod: Karl and Rose Wright about becoming sheep farmers in Petalax