Food Shed Farmers
This month, we hear from three practitioners about what it takes to regenerate minds and hearts.
We begin by hearing from Bea Alvarez, Climate Resilience Projects & Outreach Coordinator at Food Shed and Carbon Sink Farms in San Diego, California. Bea shares her experience of how collaborations between multiple farmers and indigenous landholders have built an inspiring new vision for their local food and farming system.
Next, we hear from Clare Hill from FAI Farms, who tells us about her journey in moving towards a regenerative farming system. Clare shares some of the practical elements of the transition they have made at FAI, as well as the mindset shifts that she has been navigating on her regenerative journey.
Finally, we check back in with Nicole Masters, who tells us about the Integrity Soils CREATE programme for training regenerative coaches and consultants. We learn about the diverse approach Nicole takes in her training, to ensure the CREATE students are learning to think holistically and critically when problem solving in a regenerative way.
This episode of Farmerama was made by Jo Barratt, Abby Rose and Olivia Oldham. A big thanks to the rest of the farmerama team – Katie Revell, Fran Bailey, Annie Landless, Eliza Jenkins and Dora Taylor. Our theme music is by Owen Barratt
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Abby Rose: Hello and welcome to Farmerama.
Jo Barratt: This month we hear from three practitioners about what it takes to transform minds and hearts.
Firstly we hear how collaborations between multiple farmers and indigenous landholders have built a new vision for the food and farming system in one county in California. A farmer in the UK tells us about her journey, moving towards a regenerative farming system and we hear what it takes to train people so they can coach others on a regenerative journey.
Abby Rose: Bea Alvarez is the Climate Resilience Projects & Outreach Coordinator at Carbon Sink Farms and Foodshed in San Diego County, California. She’s based at Solidarity Farm, which is on Luiseño Indian territory and neighbours Pauma Tribal Farms – what started as a single farm leasing land from the Pauma band of Luiseno Indians has turned into a much larger movement, as the landholders and tenants worked together to build a Carbon Sink Demonstration Farm.