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That feeling after raking leaves for 4 hours straight to use as compost 🌞🍂⁣
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🌾Most people take their yards bc they don’t like the appearance of leaves on their carefully curated lawns. The leaves are bagged and thrown away as trash. ⁣
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🍁At the homestead, only the driveway is raked to prevent a faster breakdown of the path due to decomposing leaves. All of the leaves collected today will also be used as compost for garden beds in the spring. ⁣
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This is a perfect example of the difference between conventional and regeneration practices: trying to work against nature for the purely aesthetic wants of humans vs. using nature’s already perfect systems in a way that benefits us even more.⁣
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👉🏼Swipe to see the whole process of my day with fall leaves. ⁣
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#homesteadlife #agroforestry #regenerativeagriculture #homesteadliving #composting #soilhealth #kisstheground  #permaculturedesign

That feeling after raking leaves for 4 hours straight to use as compost 🌞🍂⁣ ⁣ 🌾Most people take their yards bc they don’t like the appearance of leaves on their carefully curated lawns. The leaves are bagged and thrown away as trash. ⁣ ⁣ 🍁At the homestead, only the driveway is raked to prevent a faster breakdown of the path due to decomposing leaves. All of the leaves collected today will also be used as compost for garden beds in the spring. ⁣ ⁣ This is a perfect example of the difference between conventional and regeneration practices: trying to work against nature for the purely aesthetic wants of humans vs. using nature’s already perfect systems in a way that benefits us even more.⁣ ⁣ 👉🏼Swipe to see the whole process of my day with fall leaves. ⁣ ⁣ #homesteadlife #agroforestry #regenerativeagriculture #homesteadliving #composting #soilhealth #kisstheground #permaculturedesign


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A look at our carbon piles— sawdust from a local sawmill, wood chips and woody floral waste from @callistadesignsinc.

A look at our carbon piles— sawdust from a local sawmill, wood chips and woody floral waste from @callistadesignsinc.


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Details 🎨👩🏼‍🎨💦🌱🐓🐄☀️ #soilhealth #photosynthesis #symbiotic #healthysoil #sustainability #visionaryart #visionaryartist

Details 🎨👩🏼‍🎨💦🌱🐓🐄☀️ #soilhealth #photosynthesis #symbiotic #healthysoil #sustainability #visionaryart #visionaryartist


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Planting garlic with family and friends on a beautiful thanksgiving weekend. We’ve planted a total of 450 bulbs! @vstevie #fallplanting #localgarlic #grateful #sunshine #growyourownfood #fresh #largebulbs #merrillfarm #soilhealth #handsinsoil #natureisgenerous #townshipsforestandfarm

Planting garlic with family and friends on a beautiful thanksgiving weekend. We’ve planted a total of 450 bulbs! @vstevie #fallplanting #localgarlic #grateful #sunshine #growyourownfood #fresh #largebulbs #merrillfarm #soilhealth #handsinsoil #natureisgenerous #townshipsforestandfarm


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What an awesome afternoon! Today for animal science lab, we toured a local farm that raises purebred Hereford cattle. 🐂🚜👩🏼‍🌾🐂🚜👩🏼‍🌾
We got to learn about their breeding program, maternity ward, as well as improvements in animal nutrition, soil health, pasture management, and cattle conformation. Plus we got to tag a newborn calf!!
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Thanks to Kornegay Hereford Farm for the lovely tour! .
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#hereford #cattle #cows #calves #babycalf #calvingseason #animalscience #pasturemanagement #cattleconformation #soilhealth #umo #universityofmountolive #college #sophomoreyear #fallsemester2019 #fall #country #farmgirl #farm #farmer #farmers #farming #farmingismypath #ag #agriculture #ncag #ncagriculture #agismylife #northcarolina

What an awesome afternoon! Today for animal science lab, we toured a local farm that raises purebred Hereford cattle. 🐂🚜👩🏼‍🌾🐂🚜👩🏼‍🌾 We got to learn about their breeding program, maternity ward, as well as improvements in animal nutrition, soil health, pasture management, and cattle conformation. Plus we got to tag a newborn calf!! 🐂💕🐂💕🐂 Thanks to Kornegay Hereford Farm for the lovely tour! . . #hereford #cattle #cows #calves #babycalf #calvingseason #animalscience #pasturemanagement #cattleconformation #soilhealth #umo #universityofmountolive #college #sophomoreyear #fallsemester2019 #fall #country #farmgirl #farm #farmer #farmers #farming #farmingismypath #ag #agriculture #ncag #ncagriculture #agismylife #northcarolina


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Very successful last minute, post construction workday, fertilizer spreading mission this evening! Amos was dutifully in charge of incorporating it into our soil. Gotta teach him how to hold a tape measure for me

Learned a new favorite phrase at the airport this past weekend too. Racing daylight. This is what that looks like at Circle P
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#smallfarm #phosphate #fertilizer #soilhealth #feedyoursoil #farmdog

Very successful last minute, post construction workday, fertilizer spreading mission this evening! Amos was dutifully in charge of incorporating it into our soil. Gotta teach him how to hold a tape measure for me Learned a new favorite phrase at the airport this past weekend too. Racing daylight. This is what that looks like at Circle P . . . #smallfarm #phosphate #fertilizer #soilhealth #feedyoursoil #farmdog


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"Can We Rebuild Healthy Fertile Soils At Scale On Fully Operational Profitable Farms?" Author's David Montgomery & Anne Bikle are a husband and wife professor and biologist author team; visit Youtube for the full version of this video • • • Come Join us for the 7th annual - Real Truth About Health 2020 Conference. The largest live health and environment conference in the world. Sign up for FREE to attend in person or see it live online through livestream. Being held at the Hilton Hotel in Melville, New York on Jan 24 - Feb 2, 2020. Please check out the sponsor store on our website. Spend $50 dollars and get $75 dollars worth of health related merchandise. The Real Truth About Health Conference and all the YouTube video replays are 100% free due to the generosity of our sponsors. Please support them by purchasing gift certificates on our website store, redeemable for product directly at our sponsor's websites. Also, be sure to check out the conference schedule to see the list of world renowned speakers joining us at this years conference. For more information please visit our website at www.TheRealTruthAboutHealth.com. To become a sponsor please contact Ben at ben @realtruthtalks • • • #trtah #covercrops #sustainableagriculture #soil #soilconservation #soilquality #localfood #farmresearch #permaculture #conservation #greenmanure #organicgardening #plantinggreen #sustainability #organicfarming #soilcarbon #NitrogenFixingBacteria #NaturesMicrobes #GutBacteria #SoilHealth #SoilAcidification #CoverCrops #SustainableAgriculture #SoilManagement


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Now available at the shop: mushroom compost!
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Derived from hardwood humus inoculated with white fungi, our mushroom compost will help build soil crumb structure. Screened to a 1/4” for easy and uniform application.
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Use it as a general soil amendment and/or a top dress before adding final mulch layer.
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#mushroomcompost #soil #soilhealth #composting #pottingsoil #raisedbed #raisedbeds #gardensoil #garden #gardening #organic #plants #plant #grow #growyourown  #permaculture #microbes #livingsoil #organic #microbiology #garden  #organicgardening #vegetablegardening #growyourownfood #plantfood #growsomething  #microorganisms

Now available at the shop: mushroom compost! . Derived from hardwood humus inoculated with white fungi, our mushroom compost will help build soil crumb structure. Screened to a 1/4” for easy and uniform application. . Use it as a general soil amendment and/or a top dress before adding final mulch layer. . Available in cubic foot bags. . . . . . #mushroomcompost #soil #soilhealth #composting #pottingsoil #raisedbed #raisedbeds #gardensoil #garden #gardening #organic #plants #plant #grow #growyourown #permaculture #microbes #livingsoil #organic #microbiology #garden #organicgardening #vegetablegardening #growyourownfood #plantfood #growsomething #microorganisms


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I am grateful to @slowfoodventuracounty for the introduction to @landcoreusa and their work on behalf of soil health. What an illuminating gathering last Sunday! Thanks to @roxanajullapat and @wearefriendsandfamily we were able to contribute some delicious and compelling examples of how whole grains fit into the bigger picture of regenerative farming and transparency. Please follow the work of Land Core. Healthy soil equals healthy humans. #workingforchange #soilhealth #regenerativeagriculture #community #soiltotable

I am grateful to @slowfoodventuracounty for the introduction to @landcoreusa and their work on behalf of soil health. What an illuminating gathering last Sunday! Thanks to @roxanajullapat and @wearefriendsandfamily we were able to contribute some delicious and compelling examples of how whole grains fit into the bigger picture of regenerative farming and transparency. Please follow the work of Land Core. Healthy soil equals healthy humans. #workingforchange #soilhealth #regenerativeagriculture #community #soiltotable


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Hey there! 
We need YOUR help. 
Yes you. 
Tell us in the comments below: what are some of your biggest pain points when it comes to food?

Let us know so we can better serve you!

Thank you from all of us at Willow Farm

#knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #knowyourfarmer #supportyourfarmers #farmtotable #fieldtofork #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #smallfarmer #ntp #bonebroth #wapf #westonaprice #grassfed #grassfedbeef #pastureraised #soilcarbon #soilhealth #foodmatters #locavore #foodmiles #eatlocal #eatseasonal

Hey there! We need YOUR help. Yes you. Tell us in the comments below: what are some of your biggest pain points when it comes to food? Let us know so we can better serve you! Thank you from all of us at Willow Farm #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #knowyourfarmer #supportyourfarmers #farmtotable #fieldtofork #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #smallfarmer #ntp #bonebroth #wapf #westonaprice #grassfed #grassfedbeef #pastureraised #soilcarbon #soilhealth #foodmatters #locavore #foodmiles #eatlocal #eatseasonal


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In under an hour you could...
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Set up a green space powered by food waste🌱
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Grow food and compost with ease 😉

In under an hour you could... ⠀ Set up a green space powered by food waste🌱 ⠀ Grow food and compost with ease 😉


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Last few hours guys, YOU HAVE GOT TO HURRY!

#Repost @theneedtogrow
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3 MORE DAYS to stream #TheNeedToGROW for free during its worldwide premiere! 🌱 Sign up at theneedtogrow.com 👀 Please share the trailer with a friend to help raise awareness about #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativeagriculture #soilhealth #soilscience! 
#sundayvibes #sundaymorning #sundayspecial #sunday #compost #soil #farm #gardening #farmersmarket #farming

Last few hours guys, YOU HAVE GOT TO HURRY! #Repost @theneedtogrow • • • • • • 3 MORE DAYS to stream #TheNeedToGROW for free during its worldwide premiere! 🌱 Sign up at theneedtogrow.com 👀 Please share the trailer with a friend to help raise awareness about #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativeagriculture #soilhealth #soilscience! #sundayvibes #sundaymorning #sundayspecial #sunday #compost #soil #farm #gardening #farmersmarket #farming


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Agradecemos aos alunos do curso de Agronomia, turma de Gênese e Classificação do Solo, Kaio Resplandes, Jordean, Vítor Camargo e Igor Alves pela ajuda na limpeza de umas das trincheiras localizada no CCAA/UFMA para continuação de aulas práticas, agradecemos ao aluno Tiago Vieira e Igor Alves pela confecção das plaquinhas. É de vocês, é para vocês! 🌵⛏⚒ #soils #soilhealth #soilgrown #soil #soilscience #livingsoil #odiesoil #trincheira #plintitasoil #ccaaufma #soilsweater #soilscienceaustralia #soilforlife #supersoil #soils4life #soilsciencefuckyeah #soilwork #solos #cerrado #agronomia #livingsoil #soilless #sustentabilidade #soillife #heartinsoil #soilculture #eternoagronomoficial

Agradecemos aos alunos do curso de Agronomia, turma de Gênese e Classificação do Solo, Kaio Resplandes, Jordean, Vítor Camargo e Igor Alves pela ajuda na limpeza de umas das trincheiras localizada no CCAA/UFMA para continuação de aulas práticas, agradecemos ao aluno Tiago Vieira e Igor Alves pela confecção das plaquinhas. É de vocês, é para vocês! 🌵⛏⚒ #soils #soilhealth #soilgrown #soil #soilscience #livingsoil #odiesoil #trincheira #plintitasoil #ccaaufma #soilsweater #soilscienceaustralia #soilforlife #supersoil #soils4life #soilsciencefuckyeah #soilwork #solos #cerrado #agronomia #livingsoil #soilless #sustentabilidade #soillife #heartinsoil #soilculture #eternoagronomoficial


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The beautiful story of some people trying to do the right thing, their sense of belief and understanding deeply rooted within the soil. This 90 minute documentary shows how one can create wonders, all with a little prioritizing and bridging of the gap between science and age old beliefs. 
Last few hours of free screening, so catch it before you miss it. .
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We'd like to thank the entire team of @theneedtogrow for having put this documentary together.
And last but not the least, we are so so proud of Michael, Erik and Alicia- much love and power to you all. You have taught us so much, and it shall be passed on. 
Thank you, once again. ❤️
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#solutions #documentary #environment #sustainability #soilregeneration #regenerativefarming #regenerateecosystems #regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #urbanagriculture #health #nutrition #soilhealth #soil #localfood #green #greentech #agtech #verticalfarming #food #healthfood #growyourownfood #growyourown #gardening #gmofree #gmo #nongmo

The beautiful story of some people trying to do the right thing, their sense of belief and understanding deeply rooted within the soil. This 90 minute documentary shows how one can create wonders, all with a little prioritizing and bridging of the gap between science and age old beliefs. Last few hours of free screening, so catch it before you miss it. . . . We'd like to thank the entire team of @theneedtogrow for having put this documentary together. And last but not the least, we are so so proud of Michael, Erik and Alicia- much love and power to you all. You have taught us so much, and it shall be passed on. Thank you, once again. ❤️ . . . . #solutions #documentary #environment #sustainability #soilregeneration #regenerativefarming #regenerateecosystems #regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #urbanagriculture #health #nutrition #soilhealth #soil #localfood #green #greentech #agtech #verticalfarming #food #healthfood #growyourownfood #growyourown #gardening #gmofree #gmo #nongmo


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The beautiful story of some people trying to do the right thing, their sense of belief and understanding deeply rooted within the soil. This shows how one can create wonders, all with a little prioritizing and bridging of  the gap between science and age old beliefs. 
Last few hours of free screening, so catch it before you miss it. 
#Repost @theneedtogrow
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Check out the full trailer at www.TheNeedToGrow.com #solutions #documentary #environment #sustainability #soilregeneration #regenerativefarming #regenerateecosystems #regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #urbanagriculture #health #nutrition #soilhealth #soil #localfood #green #greentech #agtech #verticalfarming #food #healthfood #growyourownfood #growyourown #gardening #gmofree #gmo #nongmo

The beautiful story of some people trying to do the right thing, their sense of belief and understanding deeply rooted within the soil. This shows how one can create wonders, all with a little prioritizing and bridging of the gap between science and age old beliefs. Last few hours of free screening, so catch it before you miss it. #Repost @theneedtogrow • • • • • • Check out the full trailer at www.TheNeedToGrow.com #solutions #documentary #environment #sustainability #soilregeneration #regenerativefarming #regenerateecosystems #regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #urbanagriculture #health #nutrition #soilhealth #soil #localfood #green #greentech #agtech #verticalfarming #food #healthfood #growyourownfood #growyourown #gardening #gmofree #gmo #nongmo


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Last day to download a free screening of this award-winning film @theneedtogrow. The time is now...let’s focus on the solutions!
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Download #TheNeedToGROW for free during its worldwide premiere! 🌱 -
Sign up at theneedtogrow.com 👀 Please share the trailer with a friend to help raise awareness about #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativeagriculture #soilhealth #soilscience! 
#sundayvibes #sundaymorning #sundayspecial #sunday #compost #soil #farm #gardening #farmersmarket #farming

Last day to download a free screening of this award-winning film @theneedtogrow. The time is now...let’s focus on the solutions! • Download #TheNeedToGROW for free during its worldwide premiere! 🌱 - Sign up at theneedtogrow.com 👀 Please share the trailer with a friend to help raise awareness about #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativeagriculture #soilhealth #soilscience! #sundayvibes #sundaymorning #sundayspecial #sunday #compost #soil #farm #gardening #farmersmarket #farming


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Georgie, my garden sidekick investigates the first nearly complete raised-bed. I plan on adding wood to frame and finish the top of the bed. Oh, and also put some plants in it as well! 😜 #raisedbedgardens #gardening #hawaii #vegetablegarden #soilhealth

Georgie, my garden sidekick investigates the first nearly complete raised-bed. I plan on adding wood to frame and finish the top of the bed. Oh, and also put some plants in it as well! 😜 #raisedbedgardens #gardening #hawaii #vegetablegarden #soilhealth


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Trop heureux d’observer l’apparition de champignons ds mes couverts de seigle et vesce velue après une culture de soya bio! #agroecologie #organicfarming #soilhealth #regenerativefarming #covercrops

Trop heureux d’observer l’apparition de champignons ds mes couverts de seigle et vesce velue après une culture de soya bio! #agroecologie #organicfarming #soilhealth #regenerativefarming #covercrops


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We’ve begun monitoring soil carbon and water filtration on three ranches certified by Audubon's Conservation Ranching Initiative! Healthy native grasslands store large amounts of carbon in their soil, which helps prevent climate change. They also tend to absorb water more effectively, which makes ranches more resilient drought. Monitoring will help us determine if we’re having these effects. Learn more about the initiative at rockies.audubon.org/ranching.⠀
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#ConservationRanching #ranching #sustainablegrazing #sustainableranching #sustainablefood #sustainability #sustainablefood #grassland #prairie #grasslands #prairies #grasslandbirds #grasslandconservation #rotationalgrazing #conservation #WorkingLands #soil #soilhealth #soilcarbon #carbonsequestration #climatechange #resilience #drought @corner_post_meats @bluenestbeef

We’ve begun monitoring soil carbon and water filtration on three ranches certified by Audubon's Conservation Ranching Initiative! Healthy native grasslands store large amounts of carbon in their soil, which helps prevent climate change. They also tend to absorb water more effectively, which makes ranches more resilient drought. Monitoring will help us determine if we’re having these effects. Learn more about the initiative at rockies.audubon.org/ranching.⠀ ⠀ Photo: Zach Hutchinson/Audubon Rockies⠀ ⠀ #ConservationRanching #ranching #sustainablegrazing #sustainableranching #sustainablefood #sustainability #sustainablefood #grassland #prairie #grasslands #prairies #grasslandbirds #grasslandconservation #rotationalgrazing #conservation #WorkingLands #soil #soilhealth #soilcarbon #carbonsequestration #climatechange #resilience #drought @corner_post_meats @bluenestbeef


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Updates:

Alright so the first video🎥shows a the recycled soil♻️🌍🌱after few days of cooking inside of a 5 gallon bucket. You can see the mycelium that has formed this particular bucket heated up as it became biologically active and then cooled back down

The second video🎥shows a pot that was used to test a plant. 
I just did a top dress with the #bokashi ♻️🍄and you can see the fungal hyphae as it has developed and engulfed and envelop the Organic matter in the soil, the will expedite the breakdown and nutrient cycling process.

The third video🎥shows the the nutrients that were fermented using the microbe Plus, very similar to the bokashi style fermentation process, this will be dried in a similar fashion and will be tested as a biological nutrient.
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#beneficialbacteria #beneficalfungi #dynamicinnoculants #livingsoilsolutions #livingsoil #organicgardening #organicsoil #feedthesoilnottheplant #loyaltothesoil #soilmicrobiology #soilfoodweb #educationoveregos #patientsoverprofits#em1 #em1bokashi #bokashicomposting #bokashiearthworks #soilfoodweb #soilhealth #homegarden #gardensociety

Updates: Alright so the first video🎥shows a the recycled soil♻️🌍🌱after few days of cooking inside of a 5 gallon bucket. You can see the mycelium that has formed this particular bucket heated up as it became biologically active and then cooled back down The second video🎥shows a pot that was used to test a plant. I just did a top dress with the #bokashi ♻️🍄and you can see the fungal hyphae as it has developed and engulfed and envelop the Organic matter in the soil, the will expedite the breakdown and nutrient cycling process. The third video🎥shows the the nutrients that were fermented using the microbe Plus, very similar to the bokashi style fermentation process, this will be dried in a similar fashion and will be tested as a biological nutrient. . . . . . #beneficialbacteria #beneficalfungi #dynamicinnoculants #livingsoilsolutions #livingsoil #organicgardening #organicsoil #feedthesoilnottheplant #loyaltothesoil #soilmicrobiology #soilfoodweb #educationoveregos #patientsoverprofits #em1 #em1bokashi #bokashicomposting #bokashiearthworks #soilfoodweb #soilhealth #homegarden #gardensociety


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The broad valleys of the mountain West are among the most altered landscapes in America. I’ll never forget a trip Caryl and I took with our young daughters to escape winter in March one year. We were snowbirds! We discovered Arizona with our tiny cow camp camper and had a wonderful trip. We observed scorpions, lizards, saguaros and cholla, many for the first time!
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But what changed our vision forever was how altered the broad valleys of the arid southwest were. Native plants were largely replaced by non-natives, and many native grasses were simply gone. It was so apparent on that brittle landscape.
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And when we came home, with our vision changed, we began to notice exactly the same thing, even in our less harsh climate. Our valleys also were altered. Years of heavy continuous grazing had made its mark, and native species were largely extirpated.
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But there is hope, and I think we have found it. There is a way. And it starts with thinking holistically about regenerative work we could be doing to—you guessed it—build soils. This video shows what we’ve been finding out. We get so excited! –Glenn
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Oh, and one more thing: we get quite a few folks who want to partner with us in  regenerative work. They want to shoot us some money. How about instead, you just order some of our beef, lamb, pork or poultry? That way you get to harvest some of the health benefits for yourself from the nutrient dense and wild soils our beeves walk upon. And to say thank you, for you first timers, we’ll give you 10% off your order when you use the coupon code “regenerative partner ” in our store, https://www.alderspring.com/store/index.html
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Thanks partners! -G #regenerativeranching #regenerativeagriculture #thereisnoplanetb #carbonsequestration #stewardsoftheland

The broad valleys of the mountain West are among the most altered landscapes in America. I’ll never forget a trip Caryl and I took with our young daughters to escape winter in March one year. We were snowbirds! We discovered Arizona with our tiny cow camp camper and had a wonderful trip. We observed scorpions, lizards, saguaros and cholla, many for the first time! ▪︎ But what changed our vision forever was how altered the broad valleys of the arid southwest were. Native plants were largely replaced by non-natives, and many native grasses were simply gone. It was so apparent on that brittle landscape. ▪︎ And when we came home, with our vision changed, we began to notice exactly the same thing, even in our less harsh climate. Our valleys also were altered. Years of heavy continuous grazing had made its mark, and native species were largely extirpated. ▪︎ But there is hope, and I think we have found it. There is a way. And it starts with thinking holistically about regenerative work we could be doing to—you guessed it—build soils. This video shows what we’ve been finding out. We get so excited! –Glenn ▪︎▪︎ Oh, and one more thing: we get quite a few folks who want to partner with us in  regenerative work. They want to shoot us some money. How about instead, you just order some of our beef, lamb, pork or poultry? That way you get to harvest some of the health benefits for yourself from the nutrient dense and wild soils our beeves walk upon. And to say thank you, for you first timers, we’ll give you 10% off your order when you use the coupon code “regenerative partner ” in our store, https://www.alderspring.com/store/index.html ▪︎ Thanks partners! -G #regenerativeranching #regenerativeagriculture #thereisnoplanetb #carbonsequestration #stewardsoftheland


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What makes a healthy soil? 🌱
A healthy soil relies on,

What makes a healthy soil? 🌱 A healthy soil relies on, "the activities of plants, animals, insects, fungi, and bacteria". 🌱🐛 On a microscopic level fungi help in chemical reactions, creating reserves of nutrients in the soil. The earthworms and centipedes help on a slightly larger scale. These macroscopic organisms help to create "pores and burrows, which allow moisture and gases" to escape. 🐞🐜🐌 The soil is enriched when dead plants, or other organic material begin to decompose on the surface. The organisms that feed on them begin to mix the organic material into the upper soil. This organic material is what makes for a healthy soil. 🍂🍂🍂🍂 More healthy soil is needed as, "47% of marginal rain-fed croplands... have been degraded.” 🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾 Read more about the stresses facing "earth's fragile living skin" 📖:https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3184/003685017X14876775256165 📸: WRLD


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I'd intended for breeding season to wait til November 1st....apparently Ghirardelli had other ideas...😅

I'd intended for breeding season to wait til November 1st....apparently Ghirardelli had other ideas...😅


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The eternal battle of the #wildlifegardener : keeping the garden safe, usable and keeping the neighbours at bay, whilst protecting habitat for @gardenwildlife - I have a few (dissatisfactory) experiences under my belt, I know what can be done better, I know my inhabitants: the mistle thrush likes the long grass taking over the further border, so I might leave that in for the Winter. Clash predicted. The blackbirds need the undergrowth for food, and the newt areas shouldn’t be disturbed. Planning ahead for shade and ground cover too. Tips and experiences welcomed 🙂 —————————————————— #wildlifegarden #thegardenjungle #environmentalist #soilhealth #nodiggarden #garden #gardener #gardenlover #autumngarden #slowgarden #naturgarten

The eternal battle of the #wildlifegardener : keeping the garden safe, usable and keeping the neighbours at bay, whilst protecting habitat for @gardenwildlife - I have a few (dissatisfactory) experiences under my belt, I know what can be done better, I know my inhabitants: the mistle thrush likes the long grass taking over the further border, so I might leave that in for the Winter. Clash predicted. The blackbirds need the undergrowth for food, and the newt areas shouldn’t be disturbed. Planning ahead for shade and ground cover too. Tips and experiences welcomed 🙂 —————————————————— #wildlifegarden #thegardenjungle #environmentalist #soilhealth #nodiggarden #garden #gardener #gardenlover #autumngarden #slowgarden #naturgarten


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To get clean, accurate field data it is important to update your monitors and recalibrate each year. Just like any other part on your combine, this vital component being out of sync can cost you and entire years worth of information. ⠀
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To get clean, accurate field data it is important to update your monitors and recalibrate each year. Just like any other part on your combine, this vital component being out of sync can cost you and entire years worth of information. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Learn more from SHP field manager Keith Byerly about the importance of accurate data by clicking on the image in our profile! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #soilhealth #covercrops #farmersofillinois #earthdayeveryday #familyfarm #farm #ground #conservation #healthysoil #healthesoil #deere #iowa #missouri #minnesota #kansas #indiana #nebraska #illinois #southdakota #northdakota #rural #grow #agriculture #farmer #farmland #harvesting #tillage


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As it gets colder, it's time to start thinking about planting native seeds for next year.  Our seed bank is here to provide free seed to get your native garden started!  Visit our website to learn more.

#native #garden #pollinators #bees #flowers #wildflowers #grass #prairie #rivers #iowa #soilhealth #conservation #environment #ecology #waterquality #seeds #nature #restoration #bank

As it gets colder, it's time to start thinking about planting native seeds for next year. Our seed bank is here to provide free seed to get your native garden started! Visit our website to learn more. #native #garden #pollinators #bees #flowers #wildflowers #grass #prairie #rivers #iowa #soilhealth #conservation #environment #ecology #waterquality #seeds #nature #restoration #bank


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Opuntia, commonly known as Prickly Pear, is a genus of the cactus species indigenous to the Americas. They have adapted in landscapes characterized by drought, poor soil subject to erosion, and erratic rainfall— thus a useful plant in arid and semi-arid regions.
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WBLT is experimenting with #Opuntia for fruit and supplemental animal fodder production, as well as a water source for planting Agave Tequiliana in our semi-arid section of the flagship farm. We also have Chef Neal Fraser of @redbirdla crafting a #PricklyPear reduction for an incredible dish he will be serving at our upcoming benefit on Saturday (link in bio to learn more).

Opuntia, commonly known as Prickly Pear, is a genus of the cactus species indigenous to the Americas. They have adapted in landscapes characterized by drought, poor soil subject to erosion, and erratic rainfall— thus a useful plant in arid and semi-arid regions. . WBLT is experimenting with #Opuntia for fruit and supplemental animal fodder production, as well as a water source for planting Agave Tequiliana in our semi-arid section of the flagship farm. We also have Chef Neal Fraser of @redbirdla crafting a #PricklyPear reduction for an incredible dish he will be serving at our upcoming benefit on Saturday (link in bio to learn more).


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Today was a #JohnDeere & #WeavingMachinery kind of day. A great pairing don’t you think? Why choose green or red when you can have green AND red!

Today was a #JohnDeere & #WeavingMachinery kind of day. A great pairing don’t you think? Why choose green or red when you can have green AND red!


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“Many of the new alternative protein products hitting shelves are being marketed and branded as the best way for a consumer to reduce his or her climate footprint, but is this really the truth, or just clever marketing?”⁣
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Roxanne Ahern, @happyholistichomestead, explains greenwashing, how to differentiate truly conscious products from marketing terms, and provides further resources to help guide your way to the best products.⁣
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“Many of the new alternative protein products hitting shelves are being marketed and branded as the best way for a consumer to reduce his or her climate footprint, but is this really the truth, or just clever marketing?”⁣ ⁣ Roxanne Ahern, @happyholistichomestead, explains greenwashing, how to differentiate truly conscious products from marketing terms, and provides further resources to help guide your way to the best products.⁣ ⁣ Click the link in my bio to learn more.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #yes2meat #sacredcow #bettermeat #regenerativeagriculture #knowyourfarmer #knowyourrancher #farmtofork #pastureraised #climatechange #soilhealth #nutrition #foodindustry #familynutrition #greenwashing


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We’re starting to have very cool nights here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, so my husband Jim and I have been spending time out in the garden getting the plants harvested and ready for the frosts heading their way. Spent time today trimming the valerian. One of my favorite plants, valerian has been used to ease anxiety, nervousness and insomnia for centuries. By the eighteenth century, it was a widely accepted sedative and was listed in the United States National Formulary as a sleep aid and anxiety treatment until 1950, when it was replaced by pharmaceutical sleeping agents. Valerian remains the most widely used sedative in Europe, where more than one hundred valerian preparations are sold in pharmacies across Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Italy. Twelve of sixteen human studies of valerian on its own, or in combination with hops, found it improved sleep quality and shortened the time it takes to fall asleep. And, fun gardener’s fact- growing valerian and/or chopping up old valerian plant and mixing it into your soil will naturally encourage earthworm growth. Our chickens can certainly attest to how well it works : )

We’re starting to have very cool nights here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, so my husband Jim and I have been spending time out in the garden getting the plants harvested and ready for the frosts heading their way. Spent time today trimming the valerian. One of my favorite plants, valerian has been used to ease anxiety, nervousness and insomnia for centuries. By the eighteenth century, it was a widely accepted sedative and was listed in the United States National Formulary as a sleep aid and anxiety treatment until 1950, when it was replaced by pharmaceutical sleeping agents. Valerian remains the most widely used sedative in Europe, where more than one hundred valerian preparations are sold in pharmacies across Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Italy. Twelve of sixteen human studies of valerian on its own, or in combination with hops, found it improved sleep quality and shortened the time it takes to fall asleep. And, fun gardener’s fact- growing valerian and/or chopping up old valerian plant and mixing it into your soil will naturally encourage earthworm growth. Our chickens can certainly attest to how well it works : )


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Forage + Cover Crop Specialist Colin Geppert is visiting South Central College in Mankato, MN. Passionate about soil health and cover crops, Colin is teaching the students the basics today! #covercrops #soilhealth

Forage + Cover Crop Specialist Colin Geppert is visiting South Central College in Mankato, MN. Passionate about soil health and cover crops, Colin is teaching the students the basics today! #covercrops #soilhealth


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Differences in soil within a vineyard can make grapes ripen faster or slower. Example, some vineyards in the Naramata Bench have soils that are primarily cooler with damp clay but have old, dry gravel steambeds running through the middle. These drier, free draining soils make the grapes require much more irrigation water and the grapes ripen much quicker.
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#healthysoil #livingsoil #soil #soilhealth #geologyrocks #geologylife #landvineyards #viticulturedurable #vineyards #NaramataBench #Soil #geology #Naramata #vineayardstyle #cleanwines #BCwine #buyBC #BCVQA #coolclimatewines #wine #BCwinecountry #OkanaganValley #Okanagan #Okanaganlife #Okanaganwine #OkanaganWineries

Differences in soil within a vineyard can make grapes ripen faster or slower. Example, some vineyards in the Naramata Bench have soils that are primarily cooler with damp clay but have old, dry gravel steambeds running through the middle. These drier, free draining soils make the grapes require much more irrigation water and the grapes ripen much quicker. . . . #healthysoil #livingsoil #soil #soilhealth #geologyrocks #geologylife #landvineyards #viticulturedurable #vineyards #NaramataBench #Soil #geology #Naramata #vineayardstyle #cleanwines #BCwine #buyBC #BCVQA #coolclimatewines #wine #BCwinecountry #OkanaganValley #Okanagan #Okanaganlife #Okanaganwine #OkanaganWineries


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Last week as a Gardner field trip for work, we visited the @pakaraka_permaculture permaculture course in Thames. 
It was incredible to see such an inspiring way of living sustainably. The micro greens grown in the green houses (of which I’ve tasted - can confirm that they’re delicious and can be found in my favourite restaurant @littlebirdkitchennz), the poly tunnels, compostable toilet,the rustic colourful home, the compost heap, the gas maker contraption, the insulated cooker/warmer, the rain water tanks and the chickens who were a source of entertainment and pest control. Not to mention we learnt a lot and I’m hoping to take it and use effectively in my own gardens. 
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#pakarakapermaculture #permaculture #permaculturecoursenz #newzealand #thames #sustainable #enviromental #carbonfootprint #microgreens #growyourown #ethical #soilhealth #compost #countrycalendar #hobbiton

Last week as a Gardner field trip for work, we visited the @pakaraka_permaculture permaculture course in Thames. It was incredible to see such an inspiring way of living sustainably. The micro greens grown in the green houses (of which I’ve tasted - can confirm that they’re delicious and can be found in my favourite restaurant @littlebirdkitchennz), the poly tunnels, compostable toilet,the rustic colourful home, the compost heap, the gas maker contraption, the insulated cooker/warmer, the rain water tanks and the chickens who were a source of entertainment and pest control. Not to mention we learnt a lot and I’m hoping to take it and use effectively in my own gardens. Recommend ✨ #pakarakapermaculture #permaculture #permaculturecoursenz #newzealand #thames #sustainable #enviromental #carbonfootprint #microgreens #growyourown #ethical #soilhealth #compost #countrycalendar #hobbiton


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The fields are full, the olives ripening and the harvest is on the horizon. Harry is back in the fields preparing. Another year of tending, giving back to the soils and farming in harmony with nature. .
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#farming #craft #artisan #farm #smallbusiness #seasonalfood #seasons #greatfood #food #foodie #environment #naturephotography #wild #harvest #foodphotography #olives #crete #environment #regeneration #environmental #sustainability #soilhealth #soils #microbes #life

The fields are full, the olives ripening and the harvest is on the horizon. Harry is back in the fields preparing. Another year of tending, giving back to the soils and farming in harmony with nature. . . . #farming #craft #artisan #farm #smallbusiness #seasonalfood #seasons #greatfood #food #foodie #environment #naturephotography #wild #harvest #foodphotography #olives #crete #environment #regeneration #environmental #sustainability #soilhealth #soils #microbes #life


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Cover crops!

I could talk for hours about cover crops and their benefits. They aren’t very popular in the home garden setting, but I think they should be. It takes some getting used to and a little patience, but in the end it’s very beneficial to your soil. To keep this post from turning into a novel, I’ll just focus on 1 type of cover crop and do another post tomorrow.

Pictured here is winter rye. Just like the name suggests, it’s capable of overwintering through some seriously cold temps. As cold as -30°F when established. It’s also capable of germinating in temps as low as 33°F, albeit very slowly. This makes it a great option to use when it’s very late in the season. Like most grasses, it has a fibrous root system, which is great at holding soil and preventing erosion(Don’t leave your soil exposed over winter!). For me, that’s the main reason for using it. It also is great at scavenging nitrogen from the soil(reduces leaching)and adding plenty of organic matter when turned in the following year.

Think ahead when using cover crops. If overwintering, the bed will likely not be available for an early spring crop the following year. Winter rye can be turned in when relatively young, just over a foot tall and still succulent. This will allow for a quicker breakdown of the residue before planting in Spring. The longer it’s allowed to grow, the longer it will take the residue to breakdown. Wait a couple weeks for this breakdown process to happen, as the allelopathic properties of rye can inhibit germination and growth in some vegetables. 
Do you use cover crops in your garden?

Cover crops! I could talk for hours about cover crops and their benefits. They aren’t very popular in the home garden setting, but I think they should be. It takes some getting used to and a little patience, but in the end it’s very beneficial to your soil. To keep this post from turning into a novel, I’ll just focus on 1 type of cover crop and do another post tomorrow. Pictured here is winter rye. Just like the name suggests, it’s capable of overwintering through some seriously cold temps. As cold as -30°F when established. It’s also capable of germinating in temps as low as 33°F, albeit very slowly. This makes it a great option to use when it’s very late in the season. Like most grasses, it has a fibrous root system, which is great at holding soil and preventing erosion(Don’t leave your soil exposed over winter!). For me, that’s the main reason for using it. It also is great at scavenging nitrogen from the soil(reduces leaching)and adding plenty of organic matter when turned in the following year. Think ahead when using cover crops. If overwintering, the bed will likely not be available for an early spring crop the following year. Winter rye can be turned in when relatively young, just over a foot tall and still succulent. This will allow for a quicker breakdown of the residue before planting in Spring. The longer it’s allowed to grow, the longer it will take the residue to breakdown. Wait a couple weeks for this breakdown process to happen, as the allelopathic properties of rye can inhibit germination and growth in some vegetables. Do you use cover crops in your garden?


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It all starts with soil..... A rather boring photo, yes. But plant health, for me starts with soil. If the soil is dry, lacking nutrients, dead...then so will the plants be.

This garden is a new one for me. It's five years since design completion and sadly the previous gardener...didn't. Garden. 
Shrubs cut like hedges, infected plants composted, then put back onto borders, compacted soil, dry, grey....sadness.

Today I spent 3 hrs laying on my stomach clearing out 4-5 yrs worth of debris from under the wisteria (which has mildew and rust)... then added lots of lovely new #Melcourt peat free compost. 
Its going to take a good 12-18 months to get this garden back on track... but first, lets get the soil healthy.

#gardening #horticulture #soilhealth #professionalgardener #melcourt #peatfree #compost

It all starts with soil..... A rather boring photo, yes. But plant health, for me starts with soil. If the soil is dry, lacking nutrients, dead...then so will the plants be. This garden is a new one for me. It's five years since design completion and sadly the previous gardener...didn't. Garden. Shrubs cut like hedges, infected plants composted, then put back onto borders, compacted soil, dry, grey....sadness. Today I spent 3 hrs laying on my stomach clearing out 4-5 yrs worth of debris from under the wisteria (which has mildew and rust)... then added lots of lovely new #Melcourt peat free compost. Its going to take a good 12-18 months to get this garden back on track... but first, lets get the soil healthy. #gardening #horticulture #soilhealth #professionalgardener #melcourt #peatfree #compost


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A needed REPOST
WOAH THERE! Rein in those thumbs dear instagrammers and read this post. This info needs to be spread.
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Human health and soil health are intimately connected but conventional medicine never connects the two. They are two sides of the same coin. Their connection sits on the foundation of 4 billion years of evolution. Healthy soil grows healthy plants, and healthy plants actually feed the soil. When this system is optimized plants express their full genetic potential and support healthy beings further along the food chain.
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When we mistreat soil, we mistreat ourselves. The $170 billion in chemicals sprayed onto the soil each year erodes the ability of that soil to foster the life our food needs to be complete enough to meet the complex needs of human nutrition. If you trace the increasing incidents of diabetes, obesity, cancer, auto-immune and heart disease, autism and mental illness you will see those rates coincide with increasing rates of application of synthetic agricultural chemicals.
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When soil is tilled and when chemicals are sprayed on it soil loses what is called aggregation and as a result carbon is emitted into the atmosphere. Carbon transfers freely between the atmosphere and the ocean and when carbon is absorbed by the ocean it creates carbonic acid. As the ocean acidifies phytoplankton die. Scientists believe that up to 80% of the world’s oxygen is produced by these phytoplankton. If those phytoplankton die we won’t have oxygen to breathe.
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So the climate crisis isn’t only about rising temperatures and extreme weather; perhaps the most present danger we face is suffocation as a result of low oxygen levels.
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This isn’t comfortable information. It makes me feel really uneasy. It should make you feel uneasy too. I hope that instead of looking away you look it in the eye - if you don’t no one else will.
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Leave a comment if you would like a post on how agriculture, done the right way, can lay the foundation for healthy humans, farm land teeming with life, and an environment that allows humans to flourish.
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We can solve this one but it is going to take a heroic effort and leadership from each of us.
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A needed REPOST WOAH THERE! Rein in those thumbs dear instagrammers and read this post. This info needs to be spread. 🌱 Human health and soil health are intimately connected but conventional medicine never connects the two. They are two sides of the same coin. Their connection sits on the foundation of 4 billion years of evolution. Healthy soil grows healthy plants, and healthy plants actually feed the soil. When this system is optimized plants express their full genetic potential and support healthy beings further along the food chain. 🌱 When we mistreat soil, we mistreat ourselves. The $170 billion in chemicals sprayed onto the soil each year erodes the ability of that soil to foster the life our food needs to be complete enough to meet the complex needs of human nutrition. If you trace the increasing incidents of diabetes, obesity, cancer, auto-immune and heart disease, autism and mental illness you will see those rates coincide with increasing rates of application of synthetic agricultural chemicals. 🌱 When soil is tilled and when chemicals are sprayed on it soil loses what is called aggregation and as a result carbon is emitted into the atmosphere. Carbon transfers freely between the atmosphere and the ocean and when carbon is absorbed by the ocean it creates carbonic acid. As the ocean acidifies phytoplankton die. Scientists believe that up to 80% of the world’s oxygen is produced by these phytoplankton. If those phytoplankton die we won’t have oxygen to breathe. 🌱 So the climate crisis isn’t only about rising temperatures and extreme weather; perhaps the most present danger we face is suffocation as a result of low oxygen levels. 🌱 This isn’t comfortable information. It makes me feel really uneasy. It should make you feel uneasy too. I hope that instead of looking away you look it in the eye - if you don’t no one else will. 🌱 Leave a comment if you would like a post on how agriculture, done the right way, can lay the foundation for healthy humans, farm land teeming with life, and an environment that allows humans to flourish. 🌱 We can solve this one but it is going to take a heroic effort and leadership from each of us. RP: @steelponyfarm


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The beans are cutting like butter and we're having fun sailing through the acres. The trees are just beginning to get a tinge of fall colors to them and I'm so ready for them to show off. 🍁🍂
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The beans are cutting like butter and we're having fun sailing through the acres. The trees are just beginning to get a tinge of fall colors to them and I'm so ready for them to show off. 🍁🍂 . . . #farmfamily #dairyfamily #harvest #cornharvest #missourifarmers #farmwife #missouricorn #soybeans #regenerativefarming #regenerativeintraining #regenerativeagriculture #soil #soilhealth #healthysoil #microbiome #feedthebiology #microbes #carbon #climate #carbonsequestration #johndeeregreen #johndeere


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Live by the sword 🗡...and ye shall die by the sword. Or so it goes...but can that also extend to mean...that perhaps one could stand to be spared by that very same sword as well ? .
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Enter regenerative agriculture...the new black...as far as Ag is considered...and what you need to be looking for if you want to run the way of the future (one that includes us still living in it that is). .
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Now while I’m prepared to discuss things like carbon trapping in detail... the gram 🤳🏻 don’t got much time for that...so let me hop to it like a cowboy to his cattle horse and get straight to it! .
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You don’t got to be an Ag scientist to know that reducing carbon emissions (aka global warming) is a smoking 🔥 hot topic these days... but perhaps such a background does comes in handy to explain...that while Big Ag is without a doubt one of the biggest contributions to what I have coined atmospheric dysbiosis...it is also via agriculture... real true regenerative agriculture ...that such a quandary might also find its resolution. .
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Did you know that soil (healthy soil) is essentially a natural carbon vacuum ? And that furthermore... via the strategic grazing of herbivores, alongside no till practices, cover crops, crop rotations, and pesticide and fertilizer free farming... we can purposefully manipulate plant life to sequester more CO2 out of the atmosphere...and into the soil !? Yes!... that good ol’ basic concept of photosynthesis we all learned about in second grade in full effect indeed...making regenerative farming for all purposes... more back to the future...than truly of the future. .
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Plants have always absorbed CO2 and entrenched it back into the soil...but in today’s perverted farming practices of late... Agriculture has on an overall level, released a magnitude more carbon than it has stored
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And why am I telling you all this ? Because each meal , each beef Bourgogne ... rainbow chard... or pastured permaculture grown hen egg going past those pearly whites...is a vote... a vote to transcend and reverse atmospheric time. A vote to take you back in time...yet decide whether to the future you shall arrive  #choosewise

Live by the sword 🗡...and ye shall die by the sword. Or so it goes...but can that also extend to mean...that perhaps one could stand to be spared by that very same sword as well ? . . Enter regenerative agriculture...the new black...as far as Ag is considered...and what you need to be looking for if you want to run the way of the future (one that includes us still living in it that is). . . Now while I’m prepared to discuss things like carbon trapping in detail... the gram 🤳🏻 don’t got much time for that...so let me hop to it like a cowboy to his cattle horse and get straight to it! . . You don’t got to be an Ag scientist to know that reducing carbon emissions (aka global warming) is a smoking 🔥 hot topic these days... but perhaps such a background does comes in handy to explain...that while Big Ag is without a doubt one of the biggest contributions to what I have coined atmospheric dysbiosis...it is also via agriculture... real true regenerative agriculture ...that such a quandary might also find its resolution. . . Say what ? . . Did you know that soil (healthy soil) is essentially a natural carbon vacuum ? And that furthermore... via the strategic grazing of herbivores, alongside no till practices, cover crops, crop rotations, and pesticide and fertilizer free farming... we can purposefully manipulate plant life to sequester more CO2 out of the atmosphere...and into the soil !? Yes!... that good ol’ basic concept of photosynthesis we all learned about in second grade in full effect indeed...making regenerative farming for all purposes... more back to the future...than truly of the future. . . Plants have always absorbed CO2 and entrenched it back into the soil...but in today’s perverted farming practices of late... Agriculture has on an overall level, released a magnitude more carbon than it has stored ... till now 👌🏻. . . And why am I telling you all this ? Because each meal , each beef Bourgogne ... rainbow chard... or pastured permaculture grown hen egg going past those pearly whites...is a vote... a vote to transcend and reverse atmospheric time. A vote to take you back in time...yet decide whether to the future you shall arrive #choosewise


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Why are some #soils more productive than others and what are the best ways to improve them? This was the focus of #arable #farmer David Walston's #Nuffield report - search for ‘Above and below the ground: building resilient, productive and profitable soils’ on our website. 
It looks at what constitutes a healthy soil, how we can improve soils (protecting versus improving - rotations, cover #crops, companion crops, using #compost and integrating #livestock), the

Why are some #soils more productive than others and what are the best ways to improve them? This was the focus of #arable #farmer David Walston's #Nuffield report - search for ‘Above and below the ground: building resilient, productive and profitable soils’ on our website. It looks at what constitutes a healthy soil, how we can improve soils (protecting versus improving - rotations, cover #crops, companion crops, using #compost and integrating #livestock), the " #fertiliser addiction" and legislation. David travelled to New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Denmark, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, visiting farmers who had decades of soil improvement experience and claimed they could increase organic matter levels by 1% every year, as well as researchers who said this was not possible. #croprotations #companioncrops #covercrops #organicmatter #britishfarming #sustainablefarming #soilhealth @davidooowalston


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Nawożenie naturalne oraz nieustanna orka gleby. Dżdżownice i ich odchody- koprolity, bogate w fosfor i potas ( jest go trzykrotnie więcej niż w górnej warstwie gleby) zawierają  też magnez i wapń. To nawożenie, które odbywa się ciagle od wiosny do jesieni. 
Wyściel glebę materią organiczną na jesień i zaproś dżdżownice do siebie.
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#soilsoul #earthworms #fertilizer #organiclife #healthysoil #soilhealth #natureintelligence #naturebasedsolutions #mywayofgardening

Nawożenie naturalne oraz nieustanna orka gleby. Dżdżownice i ich odchody- koprolity, bogate w fosfor i potas ( jest go trzykrotnie więcej niż w górnej warstwie gleby) zawierają też magnez i wapń. To nawożenie, które odbywa się ciagle od wiosny do jesieni. Wyściel glebę materią organiczną na jesień i zaproś dżdżownice do siebie. . . Organic Fertiliser. #soilsoul #earthworms #fertilizer #organiclife #healthysoil #soilhealth #natureintelligence #naturebasedsolutions #mywayofgardening


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Learn critical soil management techniques from world-famous speaker, author and soil scientist Dr. Don Huber at his Eco-Ag U workshop. Eco-Ag U sessions are intensive, all-day classes, and part of the 2019 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show.⁠⠀
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Learn critical soil management techniques from world-famous speaker, author and soil scientist Dr. Don Huber at his Eco-Ag U workshop. Eco-Ag U sessions are intensive, all-day classes, and part of the 2019 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show.⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Learn more: https://events.acresusa.com/eco-ag-u/⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ #acresusa #ecoagconf19 #donhuber #soil #soilhealth #soilminerals


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Pesticides destroy so much, including the soil we grow our food, other plants, and insects.  Want to learn more on how to sustain the planet and get back on track? Go to grow.foodrevolution.org/?orid=2097984&opid=314 to watch for free! (Hint: look for Jeffrey Smith!

Pesticides destroy so much, including the soil we grow our food, other plants, and insects. Want to learn more on how to sustain the planet and get back on track? Go to grow.foodrevolution.org/?orid=2097984&opid=314 to watch for free! (Hint: look for Jeffrey Smith!


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A semeadura é livre, mas a colheita é sempre certa! Cada um só colhe o que planta!
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A semeadura é livre, mas a colheita é sempre certa! Cada um só colhe o que planta! . . #permacultura #olericultura #fotografia #natural #soilhealth #soilscience #organicfoods #naturegeography #mothernature


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Cool poster made from yesterday’s “Future of Farming” panel at @grownorthmn’s #FoodAgIdeasWeek! Thanks to everyone who came out!

Cool poster made from yesterday’s “Future of Farming” panel at @grownorthmn’s #FoodAgIdeasWeek! Thanks to everyone who came out!


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Q: How does TurfFormula® work?

A: TurfFormula® not only supplies nutrients in a natural, plant-available form, but it also works in harmony with nature to improve soil and turfgrass health by supporting the amazing process known as the

Q: How does TurfFormula® work? A: TurfFormula® not only supplies nutrients in a natural, plant-available form, but it also works in harmony with nature to improve soil and turfgrass health by supporting the amazing process known as the "symbiotic cycle".


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Another day, another succession of low-till beds. I love our BCS and how much work it saves, even for a small urban farm like ours. 
#bcstractor #soilhealth #crops

Another day, another succession of low-till beds. I love our BCS and how much work it saves, even for a small urban farm like ours. #bcstractor #soilhealth #crops


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Harvesting Soybeans at Manaigre Farms in Lorette on Oct 8. Fields were so wet headers were just sliding across the ground. There is something to be said for lightweight combines with the right tires.

Harvesting Soybeans at Manaigre Farms in Lorette on Oct 8. Fields were so wet headers were just sliding across the ground. There is something to be said for lightweight combines with the right tires.


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As you may remember from a post earlier this year, we planted a custom cover crop mix in July. The mix included rye, turnips, radishes, clover, alfalfa, and brassicas like mustard, kale, and rapeseed. These cover crops have an important role in building and maintaining the health of the soils and vineyard floor. We have started to see these cover crops pop up in the vineyard this week. Here’s a photo of Kale in block 40.

As you may remember from a post earlier this year, we planted a custom cover crop mix in July. The mix included rye, turnips, radishes, clover, alfalfa, and brassicas like mustard, kale, and rapeseed. These cover crops have an important role in building and maintaining the health of the soils and vineyard floor. We have started to see these cover crops pop up in the vineyard this week. Here’s a photo of Kale in block 40.


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Cover crops are awesome! #soilhealth #cleanwater

Cover crops are awesome! #soilhealth #cleanwater


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Did you know? The world runs out of soil in under 60 years! Innovators of game-changing solutions are working to rebuild our planet. Their story is beautifully told in @RosarioDawson’s award-winning film. Today’s the last day to watch free! Link in bio, link to copy: https://grow.foodrevolution.org?orid=200&opid=314 .
#soilhealth #soilscience #soil #freeviewing #freefilm #saveoursoil #gethealthy

Did you know? The world runs out of soil in under 60 years! Innovators of game-changing solutions are working to rebuild our planet. Their story is beautifully told in @RosarioDawson’s award-winning film. Today’s the last day to watch free! Link in bio, link to copy: https://grow.foodrevolution.org?orid=200&opid=314 . #soilhealth #soilscience #soil #freeviewing #freefilm #saveoursoil #gethealthy


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Does hosting and feeding a large group scare the liver out of you?

One way to ease that fear is to have a simple and hearty menu planned.  Flashback to when we hosted the @umdgeog class! 
Our goal was to feed a bunch of college students fresh off the farm meat and produce, savor the experience and not leave hungry! 
Our menu was an off the farm baked potato bar! Toppings were: Oven bbq'd brisket, bbq'd roast venison, vegetarian chili, sour cream, butter-of course!, cheese, sauteed peppers and onions and topped off with fresh pumpkin pie bars-that were secretly gf!

Most of the prep was done the day before.  So we really were able to enjoy the entire experience!

The brisket recipe is in the comments!

Does hosting and feeding a large group scare the liver out of you? One way to ease that fear is to have a simple and hearty menu planned. Flashback to when we hosted the @umdgeog class! Our goal was to feed a bunch of college students fresh off the farm meat and produce, savor the experience and not leave hungry! Our menu was an off the farm baked potato bar! Toppings were: Oven bbq'd brisket, bbq'd roast venison, vegetarian chili, sour cream, butter-of course!, cheese, sauteed peppers and onions and topped off with fresh pumpkin pie bars-that were secretly gf! Most of the prep was done the day before. So we really were able to enjoy the entire experience! The brisket recipe is in the comments!


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What an excellent episode explaining how soil health benefits wildlife health and overall ecosystem health. Link is below ⬇️ We as a land management company practice many of these methods and are working diligently during this hunting season to learn new practice's to improve our business. In return improving your land for wildlife. (https://castbox.fm/vb/169741112)
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What an excellent episode explaining how soil health benefits wildlife health and overall ecosystem health. Link is below ⬇️ We as a land management company practice many of these methods and are working diligently during this hunting season to learn new practice's to improve our business. In return improving your land for wildlife. (https://castbox.fm/vb/169741112) . "We Bring The Habitat For Wildlife To You" . #dreamlandwildlifeproperties🍀 #conservationrevolutionized🌾 #outdoorcountryconnection #regenerativeecosystem #ecosystem #diversity #soilhealth #wildlifehealth


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Rye and radishes are growing like crazy!  A little more sunshine would be good to keep harvest going and also help the cover crops to grow more biomass for the soil and the cows!

Have you seen any cover crops growing yet this fall?

#cowchow #covercrop #cerealrye #radish #cowcalf #soilhealth #grazing #sunrise #kubikfarm

Rye and radishes are growing like crazy! A little more sunshine would be good to keep harvest going and also help the cover crops to grow more biomass for the soil and the cows! Have you seen any cover crops growing yet this fall? #cowchow #covercrop #cerealrye #radish #cowcalf #soilhealth #grazing #sunrise #kubikfarm


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“What is needed are ecosystems that are designed to produce our food, fuel, animal feed, medicine and fibers, and ecosystems that can do so without the use of fossil fuel technology, those that can tolerate extremes of weather and potentially changing climates, and that can thrive without supplemental irrigation from vulnerable and increasingly expensive public utilities” - Mark Shepard

“What is needed are ecosystems that are designed to produce our food, fuel, animal feed, medicine and fibers, and ecosystems that can do so without the use of fossil fuel technology, those that can tolerate extremes of weather and potentially changing climates, and that can thrive without supplemental irrigation from vulnerable and increasingly expensive public utilities” - Mark Shepard


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Sample Season BABY! Checking em off the list before 0730. Good start great weather
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#smallfarm #soilhealth #soilsampling #beprepared

Sample Season BABY! Checking em off the list before 0730. Good start great weather . . . #smallfarm #soilhealth #soilsampling #beprepared


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#Expanding our horizons in #Congo last week where we had the opportunity to present our #corebusiness 👍
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#environment #soilhealth #soilremediation #thermaldesorption #soil #depollution #fieldwork #networking #businessowners #prospection

#Expanding our horizons in #Congo last week where we had the opportunity to present our #corebusiness 👍 . . . #environment #soilhealth #soilremediation #thermaldesorption #soil #depollution #fieldwork #networking #businessowners #prospection


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Two mamas doing their thing as Two beautiful calves were born over the weekend only 3 days apart...working at the farm finally let's me do what I love..... and I love what I am doing. #natureismyreligion #outdoorsismychurch #apricotlanefarms @apricotlanefarms

Two mamas doing their thing as Two beautiful calves were born over the weekend only 3 days apart...working at the farm finally let's me do what I love..... and I love what I am doing. #natureismyreligion #outdoorsismychurch #apricotlanefarms @apricotlanefarms


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Our sign is up which means it’s official! We’re so excited to be a part of the prestigious Melrose Ave strip!⁣
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Now, for those who don’t know anything about us, let us fill you in! ⁣
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Pantry LA welcomes you to indulge in the finest selection of modern day gourmet goods. We did away with the mass market aisles so that our biodynamic products could breathe freely as you sample our local wonderland. ⁣
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Our goal is simple, to provide a space where the best artesian suppliers could reach true connoisseurs of fine foods and wellness alternatives without having to rely on the occasional farmer’s market. ⁣
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Our pantry has been carefully curated to make each visit a new experience. We go above and beyond to keep things innovatively seasonal. Arrive with expectations. Challenge our choices. And soon enough, you too will be engaged in influencing our communal cornucopia.⁣
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#PantryLA Coming soon!

Our sign is up which means it’s official! We’re so excited to be a part of the prestigious Melrose Ave strip!⁣ ⁣ Now, for those who don’t know anything about us, let us fill you in! ⁣ ⁣ Pantry LA welcomes you to indulge in the finest selection of modern day gourmet goods. We did away with the mass market aisles so that our biodynamic products could breathe freely as you sample our local wonderland. ⁣ ⁣ Our goal is simple, to provide a space where the best artesian suppliers could reach true connoisseurs of fine foods and wellness alternatives without having to rely on the occasional farmer’s market. ⁣ ⁣ Our pantry has been carefully curated to make each visit a new experience. We go above and beyond to keep things innovatively seasonal. Arrive with expectations. Challenge our choices. And soon enough, you too will be engaged in influencing our communal cornucopia.⁣ ⁣ #PantryLA Coming soon!


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