Supporting the Growth of Healthy Soils on American Farmlands
The Kiss the Ground Farmland Program supports the growth of healthy soils on American farmlands by providing access to educational resources and soil health services for farmers and ranchers. Our goal is to engage with land stewards in a way that better equips them to make context specific decisions and adapt their management practices to benefit the financial, ecological, and social conditions on which their agricultural operations depend.
The Farmland Program provides a scholarship that funds farmers and ranchers to attend an agricultural training program that best fits their needs and context, as well as provides soil health services that takes baseline data in year one and again in year 3 on priority sites under management. Along with the testing, each producer will engage with a Farmland Program consultant to help incorporate the learnings from the training programs and soil health services into actionable ‘on-farm’ trails.
The program is funded by a combination of corporate and individual donations, grants, and collaborations between local farms and restaurants.
Our Restaurant Partners
Our Corporate Partners
Farmers & Ranchers
The Kiss the Ground Farmland Program funds training, soil testing, and consulting time for producers. The California scholarship application period is CLOSED and the next scholarship application period for all U.S. residents will open August 15, 2019.
Restaurants & Chefs
Restaurants have become the epicenter of our food culture, where chefs have the opportunity to lead a new generation of conscious customers. One of the Farmland Program’s goals is to grow a network of producers focused on providing the supply necessary to scale up good food purchasing at all levels. Kiss the Ground will continue to support our chef’s by helping them bring ingredients into their kitchens that directly benefit soil health on American farmlands. We will also continue to tell the story of how the ingredients were produced, who produced them, and what the impact of the production is on our ecosystem.
Fund a Farmer Scholarship
‘Fund a Farmer’ with a one-time donation of $8,000. Our Farmland Program provides scholarships for producers to attend trainings and provides the technical support needed for them to successfully transition to soil focused regenerative agricultural management practices. Our cost to support one producer through training, consulting, and soil testing is $8,000.