Where inspiration first emerged – the Salatin Family’s Polyface Farms, a guiding model for Southampton Farm.  Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

We are at the leading edge of a new movement in agriculture called regenerative agriculture.  We value the regenerative potential of the land while raising healthy animals for food.   Check out the growing international community of Regrarians or ‘regenerative agrarians’, a term coined by our friend and mentor Darren Doherty.  You can also find them on Facebook.

The Savory Institute works towards large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through holistic management (and helping rural communities in the process).   Find them on Facebook as well.

Savory Institute founder Allan Savory delivered a moving TED talk about the power and results of holistic management in 2013, one of the most-watched TED talks.

For local inspiration, health and nutrition advice and chiropractic care – all focused on evidence-based solutions that work – we love south-west based Jeremy Prince aka Holistic Lifestyler.  Jeremy runs fantastic fermenting workshops as well as providing Bunbury-based chiropractic services.

Tammi Jonas of Jonai Farms is passionate about radical transparency, ethical production and bringing more of the supply chain back on-farm.

The urbanites are doing their share in regenerating and reclaiming land – Growing Change is a Fremantle-based social enterprise start-up we love and support.  Growing Change, founded by Renee Gardiner, is a social farm that uses gardening and food production to help reconnect vulnerable people in society, particularly those experiencing mental illness.   Growing Change seeks to provide training and employment pathways in the process.  Connect with Growing Change on Facebook.

Vermont is leading the way in building better connections between food and farming.  Creating jobs, regenerating the landscape, supporting local value-added businesses and diversifying food production, much is happening under the banner of the ‘Farm to Plate’ Initiative.