Online Resources


Dr. Lyla June Johnston

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Regenerative Agriculture is a new name for an ancient practice. Watch this inspiring short talk by Dr. Lyla June Johnston about how pre-colonial Indigenous Nations shaped large regions of Turtle Island (aka the Americas) to produce abundant food systems.

A Growing Culture

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“Food sovereignty is a human right. Healthy, accessible, and culturally appropriate food is a human right. Living wages, living environments, living traditions are human rights. Dignity. Diversity. Culture. All human rights. These are the bedrock of the food sovereignty movement. We believe in, and we will stop at nothing until there is Food sovereignty. For everyone. Everywhere.”  Check out their inspiring and enlightening videos here. 

Project Drawdown

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“Project Drawdown is the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. Our mission is to help the world stop climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.” A list of the top 100 most effective climate change solutions with the scientific research and data to show why. About 20 of these solutions (and some of the most impactful ones) are related to farming and land management. Many of these we practice and educate about on our farm.

Savanna Institute

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The Savanna Institute has supurb resources. These include excellent guides on tree crops and agroforestry, online courses, and good videos and interviews of existing farms here.

Farm Commons

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Farm Commons provides great guides on a variety of legal matters associated with farming and business. Very helpful for both beginning and experienced farmers; a worthwhile membership! Of particular note for regenerative businesses is their workbook on long-term leases for agroforestry farms.

Life in Syntropy

Agenda Gotsch

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Agenda Gotsch is Syntropic Farming’s official website. Contains great technical articles and videos. If you liked the video above watch this one too. Syntropic Agroforestry is one name for the type of agroforestry we utilize here at Regeneration Farm.

Agroforestry Academy YouTube

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Extensive online agroforestry teaching videos from farms in Brazil (in English). While their climate is tropical, the information and techniques are well presented and easily transferable to temperate areas.

PFAF – Plants for a Future

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Plants For A Future is an online free-to-use information database of edible and useful plants. The PFAF website enables access to powerful search facilities, and in all the database now contains information on over 8000 plants. PFAF’s invaluable search feature can select for any plant size, type, growth, use or function including anything from nitrogen fixation, to fast growing firewood trees, to soap making plants, to plants that give medicine for fertility. 

Dr. Elaine Ingham and the Soil Food Web

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A pioneering researcher in the field, Dr. Elaine Ingham is recognized as the foremost soil biologist in the world. The video of her talk below will challenge and amaze you!  

Friends of the Trees

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Michael Pilarski founded Friends of the Trees Society in 1978. A consultant, educator and organizer in the Pacific Northwest, his website is a wealth of information and lists local Puget Sound and Washington events and gatherings. Information on earth repair, agriculture, seed collecting, nursery sales, tree planting, fruit picking, permaculture, agroforestry, forestry, ethnobotany, medicinal herb growing, hoeing and wildcrafting.

The Balkan Ecology Project

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“The Balkan Ecology Project is a permaculture-inspired, grassroots project based in South Eastern Europe, Bulgaria.” They have great polyculture designs, research and production data easily adapted and applied to growing conditions and farms in the PNW climate and beyond.

Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way

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The above video (which is a good introduction into food forest concepts) is from Geoff Lawton, one of the directors of the Permaculture Research Institute and the subject of countless educational permaculture videos throughout the world.

Permies

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Online forums with regional and subject specific boards with a significant amount of information about gardening and sustainability. You can post questions and usually find specific plant or growing information based on local growers experiences. The PNW forum is here.