Ryland Engelhart

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Ryland Engelhart co-founded Kiss the Ground in 2013 and leads the organization as Executive Director, producer of the Kiss the Ground film, and host of the Kiss the Ground Podcast. As a 15-year entrepreneur, he is also the co-owner and prior Mission Fulfilment Officer of the nationally recognized plant-based restaurants, Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, located in Southern California, and co-creator of the documentary film, May I Be Frank. When he’s not on the road speaking on behalf of sacred commerce and regenerative agriculture, Ryland is also a dedicated husband and father and lives on a 17-acre regenerative organic farm in Fillmore, CA where he learns to practice what he preaches.

Sourcing Matters Podcast: The Recipe For A Regenerative Future

In this episode of Sourcing Matters, host Aaron Niederhelmanwe and Kiss the Ground’s Ryland Engelhart and Jesse Smith go deep into the current problems we are facing on the planet and discuss a new recipe for moving us forward towards a regenerative future.

Kiss the Ground Stories: A Love Story

Here’s how Kiss the Ground Co-Founder Ryland Engelhart fell in love with soil and why he wants you to do the same.