Last December, I had the privilege of attending the Soil Health Academy (SHA) at Chico State University in North Eastern California. When Soil Centric recommended SHA to me, I wasn’t sure I was the right audience. Although my extended family has a cattle ranching operation in South Dakota, I myself have no ranching or farming background.
In the world of regenerative agriculture, real-life work experience is invaluable. But, what if you are new to farming and ranching? How can you gain this foundational experience? An on-farm or on-ranch internship may be what sets you on your path.
Dimitri Tsitos meets us in Styra, a village mentioned by Homer in the Iliad in the 8th century BC. Tall, blonde and wise beyond his 25 years, Dimitri is the founder of Mazi Farm, a regenerative farm featured on Soil Centric’s new recommendation tool. The town square is eerily silent.
The real takeaway from this movie is that the miracle of self-renewal can happen anywhere, once soil-health restoration becomes the priority and the processes that allow nature to regenerate are set into motion.
Did you know there are straightforward principles that are critical to both creating, and maintaining, healthy, carbon-rich soils? The important thing to note is that these principles are universal and apply regardless of the ecosystem or soil type.