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Main Street Project

Main Street Project is developing a regenerative agriculture system that can equip farmers to solve our nation’s food crisis and has the power to change how food is produced around the world.

Life in Syntropy

Brazilian farmer Ernst Gotsch bought 1,200 acres of completely deforested land on the edge of the rainforest in 1984, working with nature to transform the land into an incredibly biodiverse working farm. 

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  • Healthy Soils Program: Diversity of Farms Awarded, Cover Crops and Compost Most Popular Practices

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced its first round of grants for the Healthy Soils Program last week. In our first blogpost about the awards, we shared a summary of the awards by project type (incentives versus demonstration) and a breakdown of the awards by county.

  • Local Food Video Series: Diverse Approaches to Common Challenges

    In the summer of 2017, I set out on a road trip filming a documentary series on North American local food initiatives. During this journey, I had the privilege of meeting dozens of farmers who shared an inspiring and diverse vision for the future of North American food. Beginning in November 2017, each of their stories will be presented as a component of a 10-part series entitled The Food Less Traveled.

  • New Research: Synthetic Nitrogen Destroys Soil Carbon, Undermines Soil Health

    New research shows synthetic nitrogen fertilizer stimulates soil microbes, which feast on organic matter. Over time, the impact of this enhanced microbial appetite outweighs the benefits of more crop residues, and thus, the net effect of synthetic nitrogen use is to reduce soil’s organic matter content.

  • Pledge for Poison Free Food and Farming

    We are creating a network of poison free organic zones that rejuvenate biodiversity, the soil and water, that create climate resilience and climate stability, that protect the health and well being of our children and the heirs of all species. Through poison free food and farming, we sow the seeds for a brighter future and the future of all beings on our living, vibrant and generous Earth.

  • Can McDonald’s Help Solve Climate Change?

    For more than four years, McDonald’s has been traversing a long and arduous path to produce "sustainable beef" in its sprawling global supply chain. Now, it’s looking for solutions right under its feet.

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