Toucan Do This!

October 9th, 2021 was a “Big Day,” where birders around the world went out canvassing their ecosystems, finding birds, and compiling bird species counts. We at Finca Luna Nueva always participate in these global counts, but this year offered up a twist. Not only did we have humans go out to find birds on our […]
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Don’t Call Mother Nature a Sink!

by Tom Newmark, Chairman of The Carbon Underground, and member of the CRARS Leadership Council Artwork by Sam Hepburn. Guilty! Many of us in the regenerative agriculture movement describe the world’s soils as a “sink” into which excess atmospheric carbon can be stored, and we’ve been wrong. That mistake has diminished the appeal of our […]
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“How can we survive here, in this never-before world?”

The ecologist Carl Safina writes that “macaws are born to be wild. But becoming wild requires an education.” He wonders what happens when habitat loss or other pressures force them to relocate. What happens when caring humans rescue macaws and move them into a new region? Do those glorious creatures somehow ask “How can we […]
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Welcome back, Birders!

Welcome back to the paradise of birding in the Arenal region of Costa Rica!  We at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, www.fincalunanuevalodge.com, are thrilled to once again be hosting birding in one of the most biologically abundant regions of the world.  We are located in the mountainous rainforest on the Caribbean slope, approximately  25 kilometers east […]
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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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