Regenerative Design For Healthy Soil And Vibrant Communities With Jan Loeffler Bird
In this Episode, Farmer D and Jan discuss how to cultivate our relationships with nature by building a connection to the world around us through the food we grow and the partnerships we make.
Co-Produced and Recorded by Daron Joffe and Ben Bernstein
Audio Editing by Sarah Milligan
Music by Ben Bernstein
About Farmer D:
Farmer D is a nationally recognized biodynamic farmer, designer, speaker, entrepreneur and educator.
He is the author of the acclaimed book “Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities and Give Back to the Earth” and has spent the past 25 years designing and building community farms and gardens all over the country.
Farmer D has worked on a wide range of public and private farm development projects ranging from residential “agrihood” communities like Serenbe and Rancho Mission Viejo to non-profit projects such as Coastal Roots Farm and Camp Twin Lakes.
About Jan Loeffler Bird:
Jan is an environmental scientist, regenerative farmer, land designer, consultant, educator, and project developer whose work spans the scale from urban gardens to multi thousand acre farms and ranches to planned developments in the USA and Mexico. His holistic approach, founded in Holistic Management and the Regrarians Platform®, elevates the values and goals of project stakeholders and ensures regenerative ecological outcomes through integrating the design and planning of water, access, plant, animal, building, soil management, and energy systems. He credits his childhood on a remote coastal ranch in Baja, Mexico with launching him on a lifelong mission of harmonizing humanity’s relationship with the Earth. Complementing his stewardship of land, Jan works with people as a retreat host and holistic health coach, and indulges his love of the ocean and adventure by riding waves and delivering sailboats.
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