Building a world of
resilient communities.

Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

Weeds and Black Gold

In 2004, Kathy Voth had an out-of-the-box idea: teach cows to eat weeds.

Thinking like a creek

When it comes to land, building resilience in an ecosystem so it can withstand an intense shock often means rebuilding resilience.

Edible Ecosystems

Here are condensed versions of two profiles in my upcoming book Grass, Soil, Hope that feature the regenerative practices at the nexus between food and nature.

An Anguished Question

Novelist Wallace Stegner once said that all books should try to answer an “anguished question.” I believe the same is true for ideas, movements and emergency efforts. In the case of climate change, one anguished question is this: what can we do right now to help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide from its current level back to 350 ppm?

Grass, soil, hope

Grass, Soil, Hope tackles an increasingly anguished question: what can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting us today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability?

The Radical Center

Recent events in Washington, D.C., reminded me of an anguished question that I’ve had on my mind since 1997: if ranchers and environmentalists can get along, why can’t Democrats and Republicans?

Why Grassfed Is Best

“Eat less red meat” is the most frequent response I hear at conferences when a distraught member of the audience asks a presenter “What’s the one thing I can do for the planet?” What the presenter should have said is “Eat less feedlot meat.” A lot less, in fact.

Feeding the world

Regenerative practices can feed the world, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Farm Hack

Welcome to the virtual coffee shop for agrarians! Do you have a farming issue on your mind...a beginner’s question that needs to be answered...? If you do, Farm Hack is the place to go.