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Learning from Fire, Teens & Traditional Ecological Knowledge

By August Freas The morning of September 9th, 2020, like everyone else in San Francisco, I woke up to a sky so deeply orange it seemed the sun hadn’t yet risen. I was used to judging the air quality based on how hazy or how golden the light outside was, but I was not used to feeling my stomach drop when I looked out the window. Kyle Lawson, San Francisco That morning, I let grief wash over me. I sat at my kitchen table with the lights on at 9am, and wrote poems about carrying the weight of that feeling. I spent time up on Bernal Hill with a former elementary school student of mine who seemed shockingly unphased by...

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From Liberal Arts to Livestock: A Vermont Couple’s Path to Regenerative Farming

By Caroline Santinelli Skier, yes. Climber, definitely. Sailor, absolutely. But farmer? That was a surprise to Sean Willerford, who in 2018 left the world of corporate tech start-ups to join his partner Annie Hopper as a full-time farmer on the shores of Lake Champlain in Panton, Vermont. I met Sean and Annie while attending Middlebury College, where Sean studied International Politics and Economics and Annie studied Environmental Science and Biology. Living together in the outdoor interest house, we spent classes, evenings, and weekends exploring the beauty of the natural world around us. In these early years, Sean and Annie’s relationship to the land was primarily recreational and academic—charting Lake Champlain’s gentle waters by sail boat or studying the local bird...

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Artists Bringing Ecosystems Into Balance

If you dig deep and keep peeling the onion, artists and freelance writers are the leaders in society—the people who start to get new ideas out. This quote by Allan Savory, the wildlife biologist from Zimbabwe who developed Holistic Management, keeps Houston-based artist Cindee Klement motivated and trains her vision on regeneration

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Getting the Most Out of Soil Centric’s App

Soil Centric recently partnered with Regenerative Rising for the Women Leading Regeneration Summit, a remote conference attended by key decision makers, business owners, writers, farmers, stewards, and grassroots influencers focused on emphasizing women in the regenerative movement.

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