How Do Agricultural Chemicals Affect Human Health?

Farming, agriculture, livestock and crops

By Meghan De Jong Each year over 5.6 billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed across the world’s agricultural landscapes, despite the fact that these chemicals often have devastating impacts on both the environment and human health. It is estimated that approximately 25 million agricultural workers suffer from pesticide poisoning annually.(1) And although the Environmental Protection […]

10 Soil Advocates You Should Be Following

Farming, agriculture, livestock and crops

By: Lizzy Kahn Who you choose to follow on Instagram, if you have one in the first place, can have a profound impact on your life. If we use social media in a mindful way, it can help us learn, connect with new ideas, and get inspired to take action. It wasn’t until I started […]

Christina Skonberg Is On a Mission

Farming, agriculture, livestock and crops

Can business be a force for good? Christina Skonberg is on a mission to see that it can. Learn more from General Mill’s’ Senior Sustainability Analyst about how one of the world’s largest and most successful companies is approaching regenerative agriculture. Kiss the Ground: In a few sentences or less, how would you describe your […]

Your Back to School Reading List on Soil

soilreading

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.” – Jim Rohn Whether you’re interested in biodiversity or learning about the intricacies of cover crops, silvopasture, or environmental policy, we’ve got you covered with seven […]

Jungle Project: Using Breadfruit to Save the Planet

plants and food

A Note on Agroforestry: “Tropical Staple Trees” is ranked 14th out of eighty strategies identified in Paul Hawken’s book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Agroforestry systems are extraordinarily productive because they are in essence vertical farming systems made up of layers of cultivated species. By growing a variety of […]

A Case Study: Guayaki

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One of the most inspiring parts about the regenerative movement is just how many incredible partners are involved in helping to elevate farmers and ranchers, grow soil, and balance the climate. Guayaki has long been a revolutionary in the food and beverage space–supporting smallholder producers, incentivizing rainforest protection, and creating a powerful network of artists […]

4 Chocolate Brands Changing the World

chocolate

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz Chocolate is undeniably one of the world’s most coveted desserts. A staple during holidays like Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day, chocolate is nearly ubiquitous in many places around the globe. And yet, although today chocolate […]

3 Ways to Improve the Health of Your Garden Soil

vegetable garden

Make Soil Healthy! Growing a garden is one of the best things that you can do for your health and for the environment. And one of the most important keys to growing healthy fruits, vegetables and flowers is supporting the health of your soil.Ready to get started? Try out some of the tips below! 1.  […]

Coffee and the Promise of Agroforestry

red coffee beans

Cultivated in roughly seventy countries around the equator, coffee thrives in some of the most biodiverse regions of the world. In fact, coffee co-evolved with hundreds of other plant species and grows naturally under tall, dense rainforest canopies.  However, in the past several hundred years (as the demand for coffee has increased and commercialized agriculture […]

Soil Advocate Alana Williams Takes Kiss the Ground to the East Coast

Alanna Williams

Alana William’s calling is to “heal the world from the destructiveness of greed, and reconnect people and animals with nature”. She’s also our brand new chapter lead in New York! We caught up with Alana to talk about her experience in the Soil Advocate Training course, what it’s like to launch the first Kiss the […]

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