Regenerative Relationship: Influencing Planetary Impact with Food
Our April #Whole30CommunityCares event, Regenerative Relationship: Influencing Planetary Impact with Food, offered us a dynamic cooking demo and panel discussion centered on honoring the earth.
The event, presented by our Whole30 Approved partner, Teton Waters Ranch and moderated by Whole30’s Vice President of Social Impact, Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison, began with a live cooking demo and conversation on social impact with Mark Brand, Chair of United Nations Catalyst Team. After sharing nourishing food and conversation with Mark, we then moved into conversation with our talented panelists: CEO of Teton Waters Ranch, Mike Murray; zero waste farmer and president of Brush With Bamboo, Manju Kumar; regenerative climate entrepreneur, Marques Anderson; and climate activist and cofounder of Turning Green, Erin Schrode.
The heart of our conversation can be summed up in this teaching from Dr. Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice: “…the environment impacts everything– where we live, where we learn and where we worship… [and] everyone deserves a clean, healthy, sustainable and livable environment.” Together, we discussed the ways in which Earth Month is as much about protecting the planet as it is about protecting all the people that inhabit it. It’s also about ensuring safe and regenerative spaces and relationships between the earth and all who inhabit.
We’re so excited to share this conversation with you all.
Presented by our partner, Teton Waters Ranch
Teton Waters Ranch has been practicing and supporting regenerative agriculture since before “regenerative” was even a common term. Their original ranch in Idaho had been an industrial agriculture site for decades. The combination of replanting native grasses and grazing those grasses with cattle resulted in soil redevelopment, erosion reduction, rainwaters absorption, and overall return of biodiversity. And all this from a combination of vision, hard work, and allowing nature to heal itself. That practice is at the core of what they do at TWR, as working to restore native grasslands helps combat soil degradation, air and water pollution, and climate change is just as important as providing Certified Humane, 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef.