Episode 23

[0:45] Introduction to Holly

[1:50] How do you root your mind?

[2:50] Can you tell us about your story and how you got where you are?

[4:35] What is your main production?

[6:25] AD: US Wellness Meats

[7:25] Can you tell our audience a little bit more about what regenerative agriculture is?

  • 5 components
  • Mimic the planet
  • The strategy used to produce food always goes back to the soil

[12:00] Flooding and farming practices

[13:05] Benefits of healthy soil

[13:35] Nutrition for plants

[15:30] Tilling and minerals

[16:15] “Gut bacteria” and soil

[18:20] Putting carbon back into the soil

[20:45] AD: Take Root

[22:05] Can you explain the difference between regenerative farming and organic farming?

[24:00] Production must be profitable

[26:40] Australia’s initiative for farming

[30:00] Regenerative farming is a win, win, win, win, win!

[30:55] How do you think these farming practices make a difference in the quality of the food and products you are making?

[34:00] Antibiotics

[35:05] Go back to the base: soil and water

[36:02] AD: Coleman Farms

[37:05] What should customers look for when they are trying to find better options to just conventional products at the store?

[40:55] How can we be more educated about what is going on in our food systems?

[42:50] New labeling

[45:40] Not just healthy food, but nutritious food

[46:30] Earth’s built-in self-regulators

[47:15] Find Holly’s products at roamsticks.com soon to be singingpastures.com, or butcherbox.com

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U.S. Wellness Meats: US Wellness Meats was founded in 2000 in Monticello, Missouri (pop. 98) by visionary farmers, who saw that big-business cattle-raising practices were taking a toll on our animals and our health. By returning to rotational grazing practices that are good for the planet and good for our cattle, we led the way in introducing a new generation to the unmatched taste, tenderness, and healthiness of grass-fed beef. Click here to shop. Use code “Grassland” to save 15% off your order.

Take Root Cafe: Our mission is to alleviate hunger and promote health by offering nourishing, high quality, local food on a pay-what-you-can basis. We are changing the way people eat and interact with their food. Take Root is joining over 60 other cafes in the U.S. dedicated to ending hunger in our nation.

Coleman Farms: Coleman Farms provides high-quality grass-fed beef for families. Our beef has no added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. Cattle are rotationally grazed in a stress-free environment to provide the best variety of forage for our animals and leave the smallest environmental impact possible. Click here to shop.

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