A conversation with Mollie Engelhart
Many of us in the ‘freedom movement’ are expressing the desire to be self-sufficient and grow our own food, but have little knowledge of how it can be achieved.
The one thing we know is that we have no intentions of following the mainstream model that relies heavily on mono-cropping and chemical inputs. This is definitely not sustainable, because it is extractive and destructive of the most vital features of the soil; its microbiology.
In the same way that it is vitally important to understand the role of the organisms that live within our bodies, without which we would not survive, it is vitally important to understand the role of the organisms that live within the soil, without which plants cannot grow.
These are the key features of regenerative agriculture.
Confluence was an event that was centred around the solar eclipse, but it was also focused on regenerative farming.
I am preparing a write-up of the event, but took advantage of my extended stay at her ranch to have a conversation with the amazing Mollie Engelhart - link below - who has tried and tested the regenerative model and shares some of her vision in our conversation.