Why Regenerative Agriculture is the Future of Food

“In key ways regenerative agriculture pairs what we have learned from the past two phases of farming into a single resilient and profitable system.” We can farm smaller and better.

Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth

I received an email from a new Nuffield scholar, and immediately had to delve into the limitations of using the term “sustainability,” a popular word with the likes of Walmart and Bayer. The scholar wrote about inquiring into the quantitative aspects (ROCE, profit, cash flows etc.) and the qualitative aspects (carbon footprint, community contribution, enhancedContinue reading “Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth”

I Graduated … so “Where Does Agriculture Fit In?”

And does it?! I was asked this in the comments to the post of my convocation photos on Facebook. Excellent question! But my answer still needs work. Here it is as it continues to emerge. My attention has been towards bringing attention to marginalized issues. My “mission statement” is the regeneration of soil, soul andContinue reading “I Graduated … so “Where Does Agriculture Fit In?””

Nuffield Scholar Brings Regenerative Farming into the Centre of the Conversation

I am so excited to see 2019 Canada Nuffield Scholar Ryan Boyd talking about regenerative farming in the Alberta Express. I can’t wait to be reading his report. I will have to be patient! He has barely got started with his #nuffield19 study. I worked hard to bring new ideas to agriculture and it seemsContinue reading “Nuffield Scholar Brings Regenerative Farming into the Centre of the Conversation”

Sacred Life, Sacred Seed and Agriculture 3.0

Some writers are using the term ‘Agriculture 3.0’ (which refers to a future agriculture), to represent different versions of industrial agriculture (agriculture 2.0). Its use is already falling into the same problem that ‘sustainability’ fell into (see blog post). The term ‘Agriculture 3.0′ was launched (for me anyway) by Steffen Schneider from the Institute forContinue reading “Sacred Life, Sacred Seed and Agriculture 3.0”

Thoughtful Thursday: Doing Away with the Term “Sustainable”

In my Nuffield study report,  I argue that the use of the term ‘sustainability’ in agriculture is outdated. I conclude that the 3 legged model needs to be replaced with a 5 pillar model for ‘resilience’. In a recent blog at regenerationinternational.org, my words are echoed. We agree with Secretary Tom Vilsack that the word “sustainability”Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Doing Away with the Term “Sustainable””

Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Kaytlyn is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming that uses traditional farming practices, and Agriculture 2.0 is industrial agriculture, which is creating seriousContinue reading “Publication of my Nuffield Study Report”

The Benefits of Keeping Traditional Farming Knowledge Alive

I would like to share a story published by the Independent European Daily Express (http://bit.ly/VsxylL , Feb 1 2013) about the benefits of traditional farming practices in surviving extreme weather events such as those that we are experiencing more and more of these days. As my Nuffield study seeks to explore: ‘Realizing that the decreaseContinue reading “The Benefits of Keeping Traditional Farming Knowledge Alive”