In this information age we’re all being bombarded with new and shiny things every day, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by choice. Which podcast should you listen to? Which Facebook group is relevant? Is that book any good?
The RCS team has been busy creating a list of things we believe you’ll find value in, from podcast episodes, books, Facebook groups to join, ideas for gifts for those ‘impossible to buy for’ loved ones and so on, saving you time, possibly money and maybe even your sanity!
So step aside Julie Andrews, move over Oprah, here’s a list of OUR favourite things (just for you)!
‘Traits of exceptional farm managers’ – a podcast episode by The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast. 42 minutes.
In this episode, Advancing Eco Agriculture’s founder, John Kempf explores the characteristics shared by farm managers whose operations are exceptionally successful, and consistently outperform similar farms in the region.
Find the episode here, or search for it in your preferred podcast app.
‘Hope Springs’, Australian Story, ABC. Aired 29th October. 30 minutes
This episode of Australian Story is the latest installment following the work of Peter Andrews, the late Tony Coote and the Mulloon Institute. A wonderful example of rehydrating and reviving landscapes by slowing water down.
Do you always find yourself in a panic the week before Christmas, trying to find a gift for that ‘impossible to buy for’ loved one? Spend less time in the lead up to the holidays chasing presents, and be present with your loved ones instead. Better get cracking now though… Christmas is next month! Here’s a lift of great gifts to help you out:
Call of the Reed Warbler – Charles Massy (Get it here)
Call of the Reed Warbler explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and health. Using his personal experience as a touchstone—from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health—Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. With evocative stories, he shows how other innovative and courageous farmers are finding a new way.
Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our planet, and our health. Available here.
Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses – Dave Pratt (Get it here)
Dave Pratt (CEO, Ranch Management Consultants) is Terry McCosker’s US counterpart and one of the world’s most respected authorities on sustainable ranching. Dave has been teaching the Ranching For Profit School since 1992, through which he has helped thousands of families on millions of acres improve their land, their lives and the profitability of their ranches. In Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses, Dave shares insights and experiences from the school and his clients that can improve the health of your land, the happiness of your family and the profitability of your business. If you’re wanting a deeper understanding of what the Grazing For Profit School can offer you, this book provides a great indication. Available here.
Eat… Think… Heal – Margaret Bridgeford (Get it here)
Margaret Bridgeford is a facilitator and past CEO of RCS. In this story, Margaret takes us on her own journey as she highlights the roles of food and thought as sources of healing in our lives. She draws on her own family’s experiences, sharing very personal stories of health and ill-health and their surrounding circumstances while growing food ‘to feed the world’. She explains, in a fascinating account, how and why our food has lost its nutrition and shows us how this can be reversed.
Margaret also draws on ancient practices of vibrational medicine, and explains how these practices can be easily embraced in our modern world, helping us return to our intuition and use focused thought to help aid our levels of wellness. Available here.
The Farmer’s Guide to Ruminant Nutrition: Feeding Sheep and Cattle for Profit – Terry McCosker (Get it here)
This 6 module program shows you how to build a feed curve specific to your property, and give you the knowledge needed to develop your supplementation program. By knowing the right time to feed the right thing, the right way, you’ll reduce unnecessary inputs while increasing production and your bottom line. This program comes in a hard copy format (we’ll post it to you) or an online version (immediate access). Available here.
If you read Katie’s article, ‘What do you want from life?’, you’ll understand that this is possibly the most powerful gift you could give someone. Katie works with clients to develop clarity around vision and direction in business and life, and helps figure out a pathway to making this vision a reality. By gifting a loved one a vision and goals session, you might just be the catalyst behind them achieving their dream! Get in touch with RCS or Katie directly to book a session. More info here.
Regen Ag Book Club Facebook Group
This is a new Facebook group for people to share and talk about books on regenerative agriculture, encompassing human, livestock, plant and soil health. There will be a featured ‘Book of the Month’ and speakers where possible. This month’s book is Gabe Brown’s new one, ‘Dirt to Soil’, and a discussion call with Gabe Brown is scheduled for November 30! But you need to be a member of the group to take part, so join up and get reading! Join here! (you need to have a Facebook account).
Relevant for more than just flowers…