“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
— Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Earth Day stormwater facility maintenance in Washougal 🌎 We're grateful for all the opportunities we get to give back to the Earth 🌱 through a broad range of Ecological efforts and amazing project partners, we get to contribute to healthy habitat for native biota in this region, including us humans!
I put my foot in the ground on Earth Day as a symbol of my commitment to regenerative agriculture - a system and philosophy of farming that gives nature a voice - and regenerates instead of destructs.
A century of monocrop farming and reliance on pesticides has damaged our nation's once fertile soils and the health of humanity. The rapid increase in pesticide use over the past few decades has coincided with this explosion of chronic disease.
Myself along with @farmersfootprint, a non-profit and docu-series capturing this critical story, choose to leave a positive footprint on this planet. What will yours be?
Join me in putting your foot in the ground and making a positive impact. Watch the initial installment of the docu-series and donate to the cause. You can be a part of the mission to regenerate 5 million acres of farmland by 2025.
Reason #2 : It’s pasture raised! (aka grassfed (and finished!) Grassfed is not the only way but it’s a great way. So what does that really mean? Did you know that animals are often picky about which blade of grass they eat because each blade tastes different?!? I’ve always thought grass is just grass—something that grows in your yard that you have to cut. But really it’s so much more. (In fact it mesmerizes me so much, I’m planning to do a whole series on grass. So if anyone wants to nerd out with me, be watching for that to come through your feed later this spring.) But why is it important or even a thing? A long story short—it all starts with the soil the grass grows from. Without healthy soil, we cannot produce healthy food (or be healthy as human beings). In the grassfed sustainable farming world, good soil creates bountiful, nutritious grass—the main food group for our animals. They love it, it’s diverse. Healthy grass is like fine dining for them. And it’s what creates a healthier meat and egg product for us. But the real cherry on top comes from all the “waste” products the animals deposit on the grass while eating. The waste is full of nitrogen which is exactly what the soil needs for grass to flourish. And as the whole cycle keeps going like this, things keep getting better and better for everyone! .