The Almanac

White Buffalo Land Trust: Persimmon Vinegar with a sense of place

White Buffalo Land Trust: Persimmon Vinegar with a sense of place

Regenerative Agriculture in Central California The White Buffalo Land Trust in Santa Barbara, CA is "inspiring the rapid and broad adoption of regenerative agriculture locally, regionally, and globally." Through education, programs, experimentation, and development of food products, the Trust is spreading the vision of regenerative agriculture as a global movement with a local focus. Persimmon Vinegar, featuring persimmons from Central California is the Trust's first product. Buy Persimmon Vinegar A conversation with Lauren Tucker Lauren Tucker is the Director of Product Development at White Buffalo Land Trust and is the Chair of the Board at Kiss the Ground.  We Zoomed...

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Akua: The regenerative nature of kelp

Growing up to be a mermaid A few years ago, Courtney Boyd Myer (also known as CBM), discovered ocean farming and was hooked. After visiting her first kelp farm and learning that kelp can sequester 20x the carbon of land-based plants, she started Akua to create food (and potentially in the future, beverage) products featuring seagreens.  Kelp Jerky is Akua's first product and the company recently added a kelp pasta. A conversation with CBM We recently spoke to CBM and we hope you enjoy the conversation. We covered her discovery of ocean farming, the environmental benefits of kelp, and her...

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Roam Free: Regenerating the land with bison

From their land to your hand A few hundred years ago, millions of bison roamed the grasslands of North America. These bison, along with elk, antelope, and deer, created the top soil that we now farm throughout much of the United States.  The Northern Great Plains is one of the largest intact grasslands left and according to the WWF, around 70% of that is owned, much of that by ranchers. Read More.  At Roam Free Ranch outside of Hot Springs, Montana, Jon Sepp and Brittany Masters raise bison on land that was traditionally a bison corridor. In just a few...

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Are you as excited about soil as we are?

World Soil Day Today is World Soils Day. Did you know:  • There are over a billion microorganisms in a teaspoon of soil? • Healthy soil can sequester excess carbon, mitigating climate change? • Soil is the food for our food. The healthier the soil, the more nutritious our food? • Healthy soil retains more water? This next year, you’ll see new products from Bumbleroot that feature ingredients and farmers and ranchers who are improving soil through regenerative practices. We can’t wait to bring you their stories and these new products. And if you want to learn more about why...

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