Musings on how raising and eating rotationally-grazed meats is an unparalleled venue to address a host of issues; ranging from carbon sequestration to the diabetes epidemic to the decline of rural communities. The podcasts are best listened to in chronological order as many concepts build on each other.
Most rural agricultural communities have suffered the same fate as soils and African countries at the mercy of foreign aid. Supporting local is part of the antidote by buffering the constant flooding of the market and revitalizing the infrastructure that supports appropriately-scaled agriculture.
In order to remain successful and regenerative at the same time, a farm must keep a number of issues synergistically in tension. Championing one at the expense of others typically results in a warped operation. Big thanks to Natasha Shannon who is now my coach and editor.
Helping is an art. And when done improperly, can cause great harm and foster dependency. What applies to aid in Africa has pertinence to ameliorating soil when vegetable farming. Appropriate inputs are vital, but so is appropriate scale.
I eat a lot of organic vegetables. Boy do I eat those veggies. Then why do I insist on bringing up the 'dark' side of vegetable operations? In order to distinguish the baby from the bathwater, I discuss the difficult hurdles vegetable growers, as well as grain growers, face in order to meaningfully call their agriculture regenerative.