“To be truly in balance,” says the View From the Country column in the September issue of Acres U.S.A. magazine, “we must thrive alongside the plants, fungi, animals and microbes that make up the scaffolding of our ecosystems.”
Health and nutrition are topics intrinsically tied to farming and ranching, particularly the regenerative and organic side. With that in mind, here are just 3 of the ways that you can learn about human health and nutrition through Acres U.S.A. today:
1 – Read About it on EcoFarming Daily
Our EcoFarming Daily website is a free resource for farmers offers hundreds of articles on all topics related to eco-agriculture.
One of our newest articles relating to human health and nutrition is Nutrition, Health and the Organic Farming Movement by Anneliese Abbott.
We also recommend checking out article on Growing Nutrient-Dense Crops by Leigh Glenn, and the article Human Wellbeing Can Only Happen With Healthy Soils by Jesse Emerson.
Like these articles? Subscribe to Acres U.S.A. magazine to receive an entire issue filled with in-depth interviews and articles every month! Learn more here.
2 – Listen to Zach Bush
Dr. Zach Bush is a triple-board certified physician, with a focus on internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice and palliative care. He currently runs a clinic in rural Virginia that focuses on plant-based nutrition and holistic health. He’s an entrepreneur with a mind-boggling array of projects to his resume, including Farmers Footprint, a nonprofit that aims to transition 5 million acres to regenerative practices by 2025.
On one of our most popular Tractor Time podcast episodes, Dr. Zach Bush talks about how he believes that regenerative agriculture can save the world by creating healthy soils that will sequester carbon, reverse climate change, produce highly nutritious food and create healthy humans.
Listen to Dr. Zach Bush’s episode here – and subscribe to Acres U.S.A.’s Tractor Time podcast on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts.
3 – Read Fred Provenza’s Book
Fred Provenza is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. At Utah State, Provenza directed an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soils and plants with herbivores and humans.
Provenza’s newest book, Nourishment, is currently the Book of the Week here at Acres U.S.A., which means it’s on sale and you can read a free excerpt from it here.
Sign up for our Book of the Week newsletter to get deals and excerpts like this one emailed to you every week!
Want to hear more from Fred Provenza? Come to the 2021 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show this Dec. 6-9 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Provenza is one of our keynote speakers! Learn more about the conference and how you can register here.
4 – Watch the 2021 Healthy Soil Summit Replay
Our annual Healthy Soil Summit event – typically held in August – puts the focus on soil health, with experts from around the world weighing in on the latest soil health-related trends, topics and practices.
The 2021 event ran Aug. 25-26 and was held virtually. That means there is a full replay available of the entire event, including speaker presentations and question-and-answer sessions.
You can purchase the 2021 Healthy Soil Summit Replay here, which includes presentations by permaculture expert Mark Shepard, regenerative farmer Rick Clark and nutrient density expert Dan Kittredge. For a quick overview, check out our recap of Day 2 of the Healthy Soil Summit here.