Welcome to our June 2021 issue, where we dig into the world of Sustainable Agriculture and Food, a topic that is vitally important on numerous levels, from human health to animal welfare, from environmental sustainability to the ever-expanding investment opportunities. Our articles include: Reaping the Promise of Regenerative Ag by Craig Wichner of Farmland LP; Investing in Local Sustainable Ag and Food by Dorothy Suput of The Carrot Project; Ag-Tech in Appalachia by Mark LaVerghetta of Land Betterment Corp; and Native American Restorative Ag and Economics by Theo Ferguson of Healing Living Systems. Also, don’t miss 30 Harvests, an informative video on the challenges facing today’s farmers.
I want to acknowledge a few of my favorite organizations in the world of food and farming. First is Foodtank who does a fantastic job disseminating information online and with their events. Also, Edible Communities that offers an inspirational collection of magazines that includes over 80 local food publications from different regions around America. And finally a big congratulations to our friends over at Equal Exchange on their 35th Anniversary year.
– Cliff Feigenbaum, founder/publisher
A Patagonia Provisions film (link below) Because healthy soil traps carbon, many believe that Regenerative Organic farming methods have the potential to change the way we grow food and fiber and restore the health of our soil and climate. These practices help build healthy soil that could help draw down more carbon from the atmosphere than conventional methods. Watch Part 1: Big Agriculture is Broken and Part 3: What We’re Doing (and Why)
Learn more about Patagonia’s “Why Regenerative Organic?”