18 12, 2019

Transitioning to Regenerative Agriculture: A Farmer’s Story

2019-12-18T15:49:02-05:00December 18th, 2019|

There’s a lot of talk ABOUT farmers transitioning to regenerative agriculture . . . but often, not enough talk FROM farmers sharing how they are doing it! 

Big thanks to our friends at The Modern Acre podcast (members of Grounded Growth!) for the nice interview they did with another one of our amazing farmers from Canada, Derek Axten. 

Click the button below to listen to Derek’s story — which includes how he got into regenerative, what’s worked and challenges he’s faced along the way.

23 10, 2019

Members: Get Regenerative Market Updates & Hear from Our Experts Live Each Month

2019-10-23T11:47:44-04:00October 23rd, 2019|

Every day, we seek new opportunities for members to capture value by bringing regenerative agriculture to market in win-win ways.  Through that process, we learn a lot about emerging market opportunities, challenges and trends affecting this emerging market.  We add new content resulting from this outreach regularly to our online forum.  But sometimes, its good to be able to talk together about these topics and field questions from you on a call — as a group.

We have some amazing resource experts with expertise in areas like nutrient density testing, soil health testing and finding the best deals on regenerative inputs — this will be your chance to ask questions directly to […]

17 10, 2019

Big Win for a Small Brand Shows the Way Forward for the Regenerative Economy

2019-10-17T12:26:25-04:00October 17th, 2019|

HUGE Congratulations to one of our Grounded Growth brand partners — Around the World Gourmet! Because of their support for regenerative agriculture, they earned a chance and ultimately were successful in adding an important new customer: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Competition is fierce in the food industry.  Often, small food manufacturers don’t get a chance to even get their product sampled by big institutions and grocery stores.  So, the fact that St. Jude gave them this opportunity BECAUSE of their support for regenerative — and the direction they are pursuing to bring regenerative products to market is a BIG DEAL for proving to […]

16 10, 2019

A Roadmap for Regenerative

2019-10-16T13:12:13-04:00October 16th, 2019|

Bringing regeneratively-grown ingredients and products to market is hard — it requires building new supply chains — new ways of doing business. If only there were a roadmap to guide farms and consumer product companies…..

Now there is . . . for our members.

Our roadmap gives you the best of our expertise based on real projects going to market now — plus allows you to learn from the first-movers in our network.

Together, we can scale up a way of doing business that restores rather than depletes people and the planet!

In this 1-minute video, learn why the roadmap is needed and how it helps members build a regenerative strategy.

 

27 09, 2019

3 Projects Bringing Regenerative Agriculture to Market

2019-09-27T12:16:13-04:00September 27th, 2019|

We’ve been steadily assembling the relationships, tools and people to build regenerative supply chains.  Building a new, value-added market is not easy — it requires a lot of trust-building and change management.  This is why we can’t share the details of much of what we work on in our members-only platform.

But we now have 3 projects that are far enough along that we can provide an overview to folks that might be interested in joining us.  These three projects put on display our vision, strategy and process for building a regenerative food system.

We will share an overview of our projects at our meeting this Monday in Oakland, CA co-located with the […]

20 09, 2019

Oh How We’ve Grown!

2019-09-20T17:20:14-04:00September 20th, 2019|

The ingredients we are getting ready to bring to market will change the food industry. Talk about disruption!  Check out where we have regenerative farmers located and a snapshot of what they are growing below.

Our network also includes the well-respected international soil science and nutrient density researcher, Dr. Jill Clapperton of Rhizoterra.  Through her, our growers are able to do […]

19 09, 2019

Finding the Link Between Healthier Soil & Healthier Food — Nutrient Density Testing

2019-09-19T08:48:55-04:00September 19th, 2019|

What if you could buy food that contains more of the nutrients our bodies need to be healthy?

Turns out, we could. If ingredient makers choose to partner with regenerative farmers who conduct nutrient density testing of their crops . . . like, oh, members of Grounded Growth!?!!

In this week’s RegenerativeMinute, Grounded Growth member Dr. Jill Clapperton shares one example from this promising area of study showing how regenerative agriculture can create more nutrient dense food.

What is Nutrient Density Testing?

Nutrient density testing is one way to quantify the nutritional benefits that result from the choices farmers make about how to grow their crops.

Grounded Growth is very focused on this promising area of inquiry […]

18 09, 2019

Fear the Status Quo, Not the Risks of Change

2019-09-18T12:18:02-04:00September 18th, 2019|

By Sara Harper, Founder of Grounded Growth, LLC

I’ve never been a patient person . . . and yet, patience is most certainly required when you are trying to build a new market . . . a new way of doing things.

People have so much fear of change.  They fear it for good reasons.  Disruption means risk . . . it means there is a chance that a decision you make could hurt your team, your company . . . and of course, your family.  We are hard-wired to minimize risk for good reasons.

I know this.  I’ve lived it.  And yet, I forget that it is fear holding people […]

17 09, 2019

Grounded Growth Named As Key Organization Moving Regenerative Agriculture Forward

2019-09-18T11:45:09-04:00September 17th, 2019|

Over the years, I’ve learned so much from the New Hope Network.  From attending their amazing Natural Products Expo West & Expo East trade shows, to their natural business school course . . . to staying up-to-date on the latest consumer trends through the great content they continually provide.  As company that is trying to bridge the gap between farmers and the natural products sector, a huge part of that pathway runs right through the New Hope Network.

So, when they included us in a list of 10 amazing organizations moving regenerative agriculture forward . . . it was quite a day!  Of course, […]

12 09, 2019

Beyond Checklists — Diving Deeper into the Regenerative Mindset

2019-09-12T18:14:23-04:00September 12th, 2019|

In this week’s Regenerative Minute, we featured the regenerative mindset . . . but there’s just too much more to say about this.  So, we’ve added a companion video that gives you a bit more depth into our  thinking on this important topic.  Don’t worry, it’s only 4 minutes 🙂

Can a checklist measure what consumers find most valuable?

Regenerative agriculture is far more than a set of farming practices . . . it is a mindset. This is a critical part of the value a regenerative supply chain can provide — so in this video, we go a little deeper into the regenerative mindset and how Grounded Growth embeds it into the supply chains it is supporting.

Want to learn […]

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