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21 12, 2018

We wish you a REGENERATIVE Christmas!

2018-12-21T12:14:22-05:00December 21st, 2018|

We want to take a moment to thank all of you who have been following and cheering us on!  This year has been filled with the challenges that come along with starting an organization from scratch.  But, in overcoming those challenges, we have found new strength, clarity and momentum!  We’ve been working really hard building the online platform that will make connecting farmers to businesses that want to work with them.  We are excited to announce that we will be launching this online community early in the New Year.  Sign up for our newsletter to get regular updates.

As you spend time with friends and family this holiday season, we wish you a peace-filled break from the busy […]

25 06, 2018

The ROI of Doing Good

2018-06-25T17:24:40-04:00June 25th, 2018|

“If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you.”   Sir Richard Branson   

 

There are many intrinsic rewards for being a mission-based brand — a company that exists to both make a profit and provide a societal benefit.  With the rise of the conscious consumer, there is also a business case to be made for choosing to make your brand about profit plus mission. 

At Grounded Growth, our primary focus is to create regenerative partnerships between food companies and farmers.  These partnerships take a number of different forms, but they all share a common feature: they provide funding to expand the farmer’s regenerative […]

1 06, 2018

The Curveball’s Gift

2018-06-01T07:42:01-04:00June 1st, 2018|

Our partnerships give consumers a direct and practical way to support the earth’s restoration while also helping good farms and challenger food brands stand out from the crowd.  Our new name is an even better reflection of our mission.

Sometimes, life sends you a curveball you weren’t expecting—or wanting.  Like when it really sets in that you are going to have to share your parents with a new baby sibling.    

The challenge is to get past that initial desire to go negative.  Choosing to use the unwanted change as a growth opportunity can yield amazing results. 

I have had […]

4 04, 2018

🌱GIVING CREDIT AND REWARD TO FARMERS WHO ADOPT REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE 🌱

2018-04-04T18:56:02-04:00April 4th, 2018|

VIDEO SERIES | PART 3

COULD YOU IMAGINE IF THERE WERE CERTAIN WAYS OF FARMING THAT COULD ACTUALLY TRAP GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS GASES IN THE SOIL, WHILE ALSO INCREASING SOIL HEALTH — SO THE FARMERS GET MORE YIELDS — AND THE PLANET GETS BETTER??

WELL THERE IS… IT’S CALLED REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE AND WHILE IT MAY BE A NEW IDEA (AND WORD) FOR MOST OF US, IT’S SOMETHING SARA HARPER HAS BEEN INGRAINED WITH FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS. 

“I’M SO HAPPY THERE IS THIS RENEWED INTEREST IN IT AND THERE’S A DESIRE TO GIVE BOTH CREDIT AND REWARD FOR THE FARMERS DOING THIS AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO DO MORE OF IT – AND […]

26 03, 2018

Before Noble Growth – Sara Harper 🌱Video Blog Series

2018-03-27T05:33:50-04:00March 26th, 2018|

Check out this 👆🏽quick video about how Sara Harper built a pretty impressive resume before launching 🌱Noble Growth Network in 2017.   

Here’s just a few of the credentials she racked up in the past 20 years:

– Working for the Environmental Defense Fund

– Becoming a Leading Sustainability Consultant building programs, reporting, communication, and measurable metrics

👀Watch the video to learn more!

 

Some might call her a Pioneer in the Regenerative Food movement.  Some might even call her a Renegade. We like to call her our Fearless Leader.  It’s a title she has EARNED and LEARNED.  She wears it humbly…but passionately and proudly.  #noblegrowth

Now Sara is using her […]

23 03, 2018

What is Noble Growth Network 🌱Noble Growth Video Blog Series

2018-03-26T23:02:22-04:00March 23rd, 2018|

👉🏽WHAT IS 🌱NOBLE GROWTH NETWORK?

🌎We are a place for farmers and food companies to build direct relationships.

👉🏽WHY DOES IT MATTER?

🌎In order to give consumers what they want(natural, healthy, better for you food), and save the planet (regenerative agriculture practices combat climate change) – we can’t do it on our own.  🌱Noble Growth provides the platform for these partnerships between farmers and food companies.

 

 

 

👇🏽WATCH PART 1 OF OUR VIDEO BLOG SERIES? 👀

 

👉🏽CHECK OUT THESE 🌱NOBLE GROWTH BLOGS🤓

19 03, 2018

Latest Trends in Natural Food Shared at Expo West 2018

2018-03-20T16:25:21-04:00March 19th, 2018|

By Sara Harper

Last week, I journeyed across country to attend the Natural Products Expo West 2018 food show.  So did some 80,000 other people!  The event brings together new and emerging food companies sampling their latest creations and retail food buyers and suppliers from across the country.  It is a great chance to taste, see and learn the stats behind the latest trends and hot ingredients coming to your grocery store soon.

The show, which lasts almost a full week, contains educational workshops and trend reports as well as a giant trade show floor where some 3,000 food companies offer wall-to-wall samples of the latest […]

5 03, 2018

Noble Growth Network Launches First-of-its-Kind Regenerative Food Peer Group

2018-03-06T17:41:24-05:00March 5th, 2018|

Bella Gluten Free, Around the World Gourmet and Knopf Farms start building a supply circle that fights climate change, benefits communities and consumers

 

Mar. 2, 2018 (Richmond, VA) Noble Growth Network, a business development web connecting farmers and food companies, kickstarts a project this month with two food companies and a farmer to build a regenerative supply circle. Food companies will provide information about the kind of ingredients they need directly to farmers. In return, farmers will share information about how key ingredients were responsibly grown. Once the food companies in the Network establish partnerships with farmers, their products will serve as a means for consumers to be able to support farming practices […]

14 02, 2018

Falling in Love with Regenerative Agriculture

2018-03-06T17:31:36-05:00February 14th, 2018|

“Find a pro-environmental, pro-agriculture issue that is consistent with market-based principles for the Senator to lead on.”  It was 1999 and I was working as a legislative assistant for a U.S. Senator from my home state of Kansas on the issues of agriculture, energy and the environment.  I took to the assignment with the determination and enthusiasm only possible when you don’t really know that you are being sent to find a unicorn.

I set about getting input from multiple environmental and agricultural organizations.  Thankfully, Environmental Defense Fund and The Nature Conservancy introduced me to an idea I would grow to love — and one day, launch a company in […]

4 01, 2018

Happy 2018! We Are Looking Forward to Growing With You!

2018-03-05T23:11:33-05:00January 4th, 2018|

A new year is a wonderful time to set goals and go after them. Our goal this year, is to bring regenerative food to the market. The Noble Growth logo will help you identify organizations across the supply chain that are restoring trust in the food system through their actions.

What exactly is regenerative food?

It all it starts with crops grown on farms that are using practices that restore soil health and actually help to reduce climate change. These crops are processed into food ingredients and then purchased by food companies committed to practicing business in a way that restores the public’s trust in their food system.

One of the ways these […]

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