Regenerative by Design

There is a lot of discussion about regenerative agriculture in land systems, but have you thought about what we can do to regenerate our oceans? In this episode, Dune Lankard takes us on his journey of ocean regeneration through the lens of an Alaskan Native who grew up making his economic living and subsistence living from the sea.

Show Notes

Welcome to part 2 of our water series in the Regenerative by Design podcast series. 

In this episode, we discuss our oceans. Most discussions about regenerative agriculture are focused on land systems. We will explore the role of regeneration in the world's oceans. We will learn about mariculture, kelp farming, and fishing through the lens of Dune Lankard. Dune has spent his life on the sea as both a subsistence and commercial fisherman. He is also a globally renowned environmental activist who worked tirelessly to advocate for the Prince Williams Sound, Copper River Delta, Alaskan wildlife, and Native Peoples. We will hear about how the Exxon Valdez oil spill dramatically impacted Prince Williams Sound and how his experiences influence his problem-solving today as we face climate change. 

Dune speaks from the perspective of someone who has made their subsistence and livelihood from the sea. He describes the changes he has seen throughout his lifetime and how it has affected how humans can live in harmony with the sea. In his lifetime, he has witnessed the loss of an entire ecosystem, an economy, and the way of life disappearing in Alaska and ocean communities worldwide. 

This deep episode will make you take a step back and see the delicate balance of humanity, economics, and ecosystems in a new light. 

What is Regenerative by Design?

Regenerative by Design Podcast where we get to the root of health, climate, economics and food.  Host, Joni Kindwall-Moore, is an RN, an Ethnobotanist and the founder of Snacktivist Foods. Join us on this journey as we explore the ideas, stories and personalities behind the regenerative food system movement including climate change, human health, economics and food as well as other deeply interconnected topics. 

In this podcast, we will be “going there” and leaning into topics that might make you squirm… just a little.  We want to challenge ourselves to think outside of the box and to discover the deeper side of our world’s problems so that we can better understand how to solve them. 

We aim to unpack some of the most dynamic issues of our day with some of the most inspiring minds who are pushing the boundaries of our current norms and thinking paradigms. 

We have seen incredibly disruptive events in the past few years like pandemics, climate events, disasters and war. These often trigger system changes that are reactionary and have short term gains. When these are practiced over the long term, they often have a degenerative effect on health and the environment.

Regenerative design thinking is the opposite, and is an intentional, premeditated process that involves a high level of observation, analysis, creativity, and looking beyond reductionistic principles while embracing systems thinking and additionality to create regenerative solutions.

Regenerative agriculture has become a powerful force for positive transformation and hope in todays world. And no discussion about agriculture is complete without a conversation about food. 

Food is the connection between people and the planet so grab a cup of coffee or your favorite running shoes and get ready to take a mental and philosophical leap into the future of food and our planet.