The environmental climate crisis and the regenerative agriculture solution

We are honored to be featured in the Rodale Institute White Paper titled: Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution. Where Tom Newmark (owner of Finca Luna Nueva) was given the opportunity to dive deep into the environmental climate crisis and the regenerative agriculture solution. “Global adoption of regenerative practices across both grasslands and arable […]
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#NaturallyInformed: From Farm to Conference

Part two of our coverage of this event looks at the experiences of two farmers who have chosen a regenerative approach: Tom Newmark, of Finca Luna Nueva, and Kamal Bell, of Sankofa Farms. By WholeFoods Magazine Staff -September 4, 202052 We are all—personally and professionally—reliant on farmers. Tom Newmark, Founder and Chair of The Carbon Underground, pointed […]
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Regenerative Agriculture in the Age of COVID-19 & Beyond

By WholeFoods Magazine Contributor -August 20, 202075 Edited by Maggie Jaqua One year ago on the pages of this magazine, experts stressed why it is critical that the world makes a shift to regenerative agriculture—and that we do so immediately. In an article titled Regenerative Agriculture: 25 Things to Know Now, Dave Herring, Executive Director of Wolfe’s Neck Center […]
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Waiter, there’s a problem with my paradigm!

This article is part of the #CuraDaTerra essay series, focused on Indigenous perspectives and alternatives to industrial capitalism. Taken from Kosmos, journal for global transformation. Certain humans have plotted for centuries to kill the Amazon.  Photographic evidence confirms that this scheme is now reaching a flaming, thundering crescendo, with tens of thousands of intentional fires […]
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Keep calm, and regenerate on

If 2020 has felt like a rollercoaster ride at Disneyland, blame it on the moon. Or Saturn, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter.   According to astronomy or astrology, whichever way you look at it, 2020 is a year of noteworthy and potentially beneficial planetary happenings.   Here’s just a short list of events you can […]
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What’s emerald, wears a crown, and walks on water?

I’ll give you some hints: Carl Linnaeus, the father of the modern system of biological classification, placed these animals in the genera Basiliscus, named after the mythic basilisk. Basilisks, you may recall, were feared capable of turning a man to stone with just their gaze. Or this: in Costa Rica you may find these creatures […]
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Invincible Green Dreams

With our rich soils, steady water, and equatorial sunlight, everything flourishes. This week we’re hosting a writers’ retreat and we cautioned them: if you happen to drop an idea to the ground, it might grow into a poem. Yes, everything comes alive here, especially green dreams. Many years ago Steven told me of one of […]
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Our Sacred Seeds Sanctuary

United Plant Savers just published this article I wrote about our dear friend and teacher Dr. Jim Duke, pictured above, who is forever in our hearts. Jim, together with Rafael Ocampo, Michael Balick, Ruthie Goldstein, and Steven Farrell, gave birth to our Sacred Seeds Sanctuary, Semillas Sagrada, at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge. I am proud […]
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Resolute in Regeneration… the rest of the story

Regeneration. This is our prayer and our polestar. Yes, we’ve been an organic farm from the beginning. Still, the climate crisis has raised the standards, requiring we ask: Do our actions put carbon back to work underground by optimizing the life force of the soil? Are we contributing to the biodiversity of our region in […]
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Your Dome Away from Home

There’s a trail through the rainforest, and you know there are curious kinkajous above you but they’re so hard to spot. Best look for their eyes, which are impossibly large and follow you as walk the path below. Chestnut brown agoutis scamper, and you think rabbit? Chinchilla? And what are those crazy fruit trees, with […]
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