Episode 6: Harnessing the Power of an Ecosystem with Stephen Briggs
Born in upstate New York, Stephen's formative years were spent in central Minnesota at Camphill Village Minnesota (CVM) as a staff child. It was there he discovered his love of the land and animals and his desire to champion those without voices.
Stephen has a BA in Environmental Science & Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College (Ashville, North Carolina), and a Certificate of Permaculture Design from Geoff Lawton. He recently left his position as Farm Manager at CVM and has continued to work in the agricultural sector while spending more time with his young child Henri and his partner Chrystal. Stephen is most excited about Biodynamics, Regenerative Agriculture, and Mycorrhizal Fungi.
In this episode, we discuss:
· The Buttermilk Falls community farm and its mission to extend farm education and community healing through a nonprofit.
· Knowing where your food comes from and understanding your life comes from your environment.
· How growing vegetables takes minerals and nutrients from the soil naturally, and part of a regenerative farm is replenishing those minerals to keep making rich crops.
· How the access of carbon contributes to climate change, but the rerouting that carbon through regenerative farming is the source of life.
I hope you will find this podcast as fascinating as I have. Stephen is in the trenches of regenerative farming and has amazing insights on progressing the movement in the industry.
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