FOR ASPIRING FARMERS
If you are a newbie or intermediate farmer, we welcome you on your regeneration journey! Check out our favorite tips, tricks, resources, and various training programs to get fully equipped with the basics to get in the gardening groove and mood!
Information is power. If you haven’t listened to these insightful conversations filled with jaw-dropping facts from our founder, Dr. Zach Bush, or browsed these leading organizations focused on soil health, be sure to tune in with pen and paper in hand because you’ll want to take notes and share!
Growers & Co Magazine is celebrating the small-scale organic agriculture movement. Their vision is to live in a future where local food systems are thriving, where food is grown with care, by and for people who care.
Whether you’re an active citizen looking to expand your understanding of soil science or looking to implement regenerative biodynamic farming practices, these programs will surely feed your curiosity.
Organic Farming Training – Rodale Institute
Agriculture Supported Communities Training Program – Rodale Institute
Biodynamic Farmer Training – Biodynamic Association
Permaculture Design Certification Courses – Google courses in your area!
Farming Immersion – Soul Fire Farm
Uprooting Racism Training – Soul Fire Farm
Master Gardener Training – Extension Master Gardener
Regenerative Gardening Course – Kiss the Ground
Soil Advocate Training Course – Kiss the Ground
How to Start My Own Home Garden
The best thing you can do for your health is to grow your own food. No matter how big or small your garden is, the experience alone will do wonders for your microbiome. Trust us, you will taste the difference.
How to Get Your Hands Dirty For Non-Homeowners
We recognize that many people do not have access to their own lawn or backyard either because they live in apartments or do not have the economic means to invest. For those who want to learn to grow their own food and get their hands in the dirt to build healthy soil, here are some ways you can make that vision a reality.
FOR CURRENT FARMERS
For those of you who are well on your way and seek more comprehensive information, here are resources for healthy and happy regenerative farming and ranching! Whether you are searching for soil consultation training or farm funds, scope these resources from our friends.
Discover research straight from the farm and field with innovative regenerative techniques, peer reviewed papers, scientific studies, and more. We’ve got you covered!
No-Till Alternatives – Roller Crimping
Science and Studies – Rodale Institute
Holistic Land Management – Savory Institute
Organic Toolkit – Non-Toxic Neighborhoods
Peer Reviewed Papers – Savory Institute
Farm + Garden Supplies/Equipment/Seeds – Citizen Farmer
Regenerative Organic Certification – Regenerative Organic Certified
Bring the vision of your farm to life with help from these training programs, farm planning organizations, and institutions.
Financing the transition from conventional to regenerative agriculture is no easy task. Please see these diversified funding opportunities to bring capital to your farm or ranch.
What can I do from home to support the movement?
Pay attention to where your food, textiles, cleaning and hygiene products come from when you shop. Every dollar counts towards creating a regenerative future.
KNOW YOUR FARMER
In the United States, it is estimated that food travels around 1,500 miles to get from the farm to your plate. Source straight from your local organic farmer, join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), support POC-owned farms, or shop at farmers markets.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
The first step to be more involved is to join our virtual Farmer’s Footprint community hosted on Mighty Networks. Sign up here to connect with other people in your area and globally to surface new ideas and take action to power this movement forward!
Skin is the largest organ in the human body and what we use to clean ourselves with is extremely important. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an incredible resource to learn more about the specific ingredients you should avoid with the science to back it up!
18% of worldwide pesticide use and 25% of insecticide use comes from cotton production. Shop second-hand or from Slow Fashion brands that use ethical practices and natural fibers such as organic hemp, recycled cotton, organic linen, and up-cycled fabrics.
The reality is, we’ve overfished our oceans. If you do choose to eat seafood, purchase wild-caught seafood, ideally from your local region, and with a sustainable seafood certification. Whenever possible, eat local invasive fish species to help the native biodiversity thrive.
REDUCE MEAT CONSUMPTION
Reduce or eliminate your meat consumption and if you do purchase animal products, make sure it’s free-range, grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic free, and from a local regenerative rancher.
Host a virtual screening of our film, Regeneration: The Beginning with your community. Download the screening toolkit to begin.
MAKE A DONATION
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FOR KID FARMERS
We’re excited to share playful activities, lessons, garden art, and educational resources for all the future farmers out there! We hope this info hub supports parents, teachers, and kids alike as a way to plant a seed of regenerative language, practices, and land stewardship at a ripe, young age. Easy to use modules and videos can be shared with online classes to bring nature to the forefront of digital learning experiences.
LEARNING & ACTIVITIES
Fun and engaging ways to connect kids to soil health, regenerative practices, and beyond
Kids Soil Health Education Workshop – Kiss The Ground
My First Garden Program – Rodale Institute
Traveling Field Trip (virtual option) – Fearless Farmers
Kids Organic Gardening Ideas – Cooking Magic For Kids
Dig Deeper – Soils4Kids
Stewardship & Education Materials – National Association of Conservation Districts
Bring out the inner artist and bookworm in your kids with these fun resources.
Soil Layers Art Sheet
Color the artwork and discuss the different layers of soil and how they relate to regenerative agriculture. Download Now!
Composting Art Sheet
Color the artwork, then cut and paste the different items into the correct column to help learn about composting and recycling. Download Now!
Regenerative Hair Art Sheet
Find leaves, grass, and other nature items to glue on the diagram and create a fun, nature-inspired hairstyle. Download Now!
To the mommas and the papas, tap into these resources for new ways to inspire your little sprouts.
KID FARMER GALLERY