The Almanac

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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And then she moved to a farm...

Profile: Annmarie Gianni Annmarie is the creator of our favorite skincare line Annmarie Skincare and a dear friend of Bumbleroot. She recently spent some time with us to share her newest adventure - farm living.  For a limited time, Annmarie Skincare is offering our Bumbleroot community an amazing offer. For only $10, you receive an aloe cleanser (our absolute favorite cleanser!), anti-aging serum, anti-aging oil and a Kaolin Micro Exfoliant (retail: $40). Shop here. You and your family recently moved to a farm. Do you remember the moment you decided to make a move from town living to farm living?...

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