Regenerative by Design

Joni and Jessica talk about how farmers are shifting towards regenerative farming techniques and working towards healthy soil, water conservative, and better tasting food.

Show Notes

In today’s episode Joni talks with Jessica Grad from Great Plains Regeneration.  Jessica’s company has developed an ongoing education program for farmers and ranchers to incorporate regenerative agriculture techniques.  Her projects also include watershed regeneration and regional marketplace development.

Jessica shared how the regenerative agriculture practices varies based on geographical location, but the ultimate outcome serves for a more healthy watershed and better tasting food.  She highlights the importance and benefit by getting down to the soil health level of farming.  In addition to healthier soil, Jessica highlights how farmers can improve their ROI through regenerative agriculture.

Jessica and Joni also talk about how areas that struggle with drought can also struggle with extreme flooding and how regenerative agriculture can help.

To learn more about Jessica and Great Plains Regeneration, please visit their website

Partner Organizations mentioned in the episode:

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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.