Regenerative by Design

Joni and Don discuss the importance of regenerative agriculture to world-wide long term food production.

Show Notes

Don Scheuerman is a farmer and co-founder of the Grain Shed who has committed himself to the study and practice of landrace grain cultivation, regenerative agriculture, and innovative economic models. Don’s passion is for the many “forgotten” kinds of wheat and barley. Not only do these grains have exceptional flavor characteristics, but they can also dramatically reduce or eliminate the use of common inputs used in grain cropping systems. Don has traveled and worked around the world which gives him a very unique insight. 

He is passionate about collaborative business models, vertical integration, and the future of community-rooted economics. 

It is in this “seed-to-consumer” model that he has uncovered the magic behind farmer-connected food culture and how it can bring diverse people together over wholesome food and great beer.

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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.