NUSS FAMILY FARMS

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A Kiss the Ground Farmland Program member Nuss Farms is a 5th-generation family farm run by father Dave Nuss and his three sons Derek, Tim, and Tyler. The family has been farming conventionally in the San Joaquin Valley for nearly 50 years. While Lodi is known for its vineyards and orchards, the Nuss family is […]

Kandarian Organic Farms

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A Kiss the Ground Farmland Program member This month we’re featuring veteran organic farmer, Larry Kandarian, of Kandarian Organic Farms. Larry is a mainstay at many of the best farmers’ markets in Southern California, and is well known for his ancient varieties of wheat and legumes.  After serving in the army, Larry graduated from Fresno […]

A letter from Ryland on Kiss the Ground leadership changes

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A letter from Co-Founder, Ryland Engelhart   To the Kiss the Ground community on where we’ve been and where we are going, Discovering that regeneration is possible changed my life forever. I have witnessed that humans can be a keystone species on earth and that our agricultural system can go from arguably the most destructive […]

Announcing Evan Harrison as new Kiss the Ground CEO

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10-year environmental non-profit readies next wave of promotion for Regenerative Agriculture as solution for climate, water, health crisis; Co-Founder Ryland Engelhart transitions to newly created role of Chief Mission Officer. November 1, 2022 Los Angeles–Kiss the Ground, a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on promoting regenerative agriculture as the solution to our climate, water and health […]

Jungle Project – Dedicated to the Trees

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● TREES: Planting traditional crops of high value potential, creating breadfruit based agro-forests. ● TRAINING: Sharing best practices with farmers to optimize resilience, production, and sustainability. ● TRADE: Creating a reliable supply web between farmers and customers, plus an attractive rate of return for investors and collaborators. Breadfruit Environmental Benefits Breadfruit is a key part […]

Regenerative Urban Farming

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A Kiss the Ground Farmland Program member This month we’re excited to feature Starr Brainard of Saltless Sea Urban Farm! Starr farms on half an acre in her backyard, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth, Minnesota. She purchased her house four years ago, and has been actively farming for three years. Due to Minnesota’s […]

How Regenerative Almonds are used in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

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A Kiss the Ground Farmland Program member Local to Southern California? You may be familiar with Fat Uncle Farms’ delicious flavored, roasted almonds, a fan favorite at farmer’s markets from Santa Barbara down to Los Angeles. The exceptionally crunchy almonds are flavored with herbs and spices like rosemary and sea salt, or cinnamon with a […]

Be Love Farm

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Be Love Farm, owned by Matthew Engelhart and his wife Terces, is located in Vacaville, in Solano County, California. Though tucked in the Sacramento Valley, Vacaville is close enough to the San Francisco Bay Area that the farm is able to supply food to the Engelharts’ San Francisco restaurant, Gracias Madre, their long-standing restaurant in […]

Duvarita Vineyard

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Duvarita Vineyard, owned by Brook Williams, is located in Lompoc, CA, about ten miles from the Pacific Ocean. The coastal, foggy climate is perfect for pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah, and grenache grapes. Duvarita’s grapes are distinct to the terroir of the land, and are notorious for their salty, saline, mineral, and wild fruit-like character. The […]

The 7 R’s of Regeneration

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“Regeneration is more than a tool to sequester carbon. It’s the path to honoring Indigenous wisdom and practices that will build resiliency and abundance for future generations.” -Kiss the Ground It means to compost our organic materials, to plant seeds with the cycles, to tend to our gardens, to steward our lands, and to vote […]

Introducing Our Newest 10K Acre Partner!