Regenerative Sourcing and Supply - Fall Session
A Course for Businesses and Brands | Fall Session Begins November 21, 2019
This course is designed for companies and brands seeking to engage directly with healthy soil solutions and regenerative agriculture through purchasing and supply systems.
Kiss the Ground and Terra Genesis International (TGI) have come together to respond to the loud request from the natural products industry. We’ve heard your desire to work in a way that contributes to regeneration and your question, “how do we do it?”
Building on the success of Kiss the Ground’s Soil Advocate Training, and TGI’s experience from over a decade of working on regeneration, this course will create a community for brands to explore their questions together, and to take concrete steps towards regeneration.
We are creating a community for brands to explore their questions together and to take concrete steps towards regeneration specific for your business.
This course will include a mix of content focused on specific topics like agriculture, supply, climate change, live Q&A with the instructors to look at specific challenges, and breakout group opportunities that will give you the space to develop the direction of your company.
What Graduates Are Saying
"It’s fair to say completing this course, even after already completing the Soil Advocacy course program with Kiss the Ground, really turned my agriculture and sourcing belief systems upside down. Now I have tools, language, and understanding to see the bigger picture of regenerative practice, evaluate ways my company can fit into it, and set goals for the expansion of my business’s production that could positively contribute.”
- Margaux Moses, Wave Maiden Ale Works⠀
Regenerative Sourcing and Supply Course Graduate
Are you ready to go beyond merely “sourcing” and learn to build resilient, mutually beneficial relationships with producers and communities?
Course Session Details
Thursdays 1pm- 3pm EST/ 10am-12pm PST
- November 21, 2019
- December 5, 2019
- December 19, 2019
- January 9, 2020
- January 23, 2020
- February 6, 2020
Course Sessions are ONLINE
Live online sessions via zoom can be attended from anywhere. All class sessions are live and recorded in case you miss a session or want to take it at your own pace.
Connor is a holistic farm planner and educator who works to mitigate climate change while building viable farm businesses and economies. He is a lead ecological designer and supply consultant with Terra Genesis International, lead faculty at the Omega Institute for Sustainable Living, an affiliate instructor and advisor with the University of Vermont’s Leadership for Sustainability program, and a member of the Regenerative Business Alliance.
Russell is an ecological designer, regenerative business educator, and chestnut farmer based in Amherst, MA. He is the Director of Operations for Terra Genesis International, and he is helping to create a commercial chestnut industry in the Northeast U.S. The core of Russell’s work is to help landowners, business leaders, and college-aged athletes to develop their ability to see life at work. He led the development of the BRASA process, and uses this watershed-level lens to support a variety of stakeholders in their pursuit of regeneration.
In this course you will learn:
- How climate change and other global ecological crises are creating new categories and degrees of risk for industries and investors - and how building regenerative supply relationships can mitigate that risk.
- How the science and principles of regenerative agriculture can be applied on the ground to real production systems and ingredients.
- How to evaluate the differences between organic, “sustainable”, and regenerative agriculture systems, and the diverse values and drawbacks of labeling and certifications.
- How to go beyond merely “sourcing” and build resilient, mutually beneficial relationships with producers and communities.
- How to design investments in regenerative agriculture production to offset company externalities directly within your supply chain.
- How to evaluate your company’s potential for engagement with regenerative agriculture, and develop a customized plan for getting more deeply involved in the field.