Regenerating Land, People and Communities

Stories from the Land

Farms across Canada are using Holistic Management and regenerative agriculture to create healthy land, people and economies. While they each work in different contexts, what they have in common is that they want to regenerate their land by restoring soil health, increasing biodiversity, improving ecosystem functions. These are their stories.

Paula LaPierre

Kwey. Hello. I am Paula LaPierre, Principal Sachem of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation, Kichi Sibi Anishnabe of Canada, and founder of the Sacred Hoop National Indigenous Equestrian Centre. I am an artist who has also worked in social and employment services. As a life-long horse enthusiast I have owned horses, worked in the horse
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Video: Taking a Bite out of the Climate Crisis through Regenerative Agriculture

  According to Agriculture Canada, 10 percent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions are from crop and livestock production. At the same time, agriculture can help slow climate change by harmlessly storing carbon in the soil. This means that Canadian farms have the potential to go from carbon emitters to significant carbon sinks. Join us June
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Podcast: Crescentwood Farm

EPISODE SUMMARY Moritz Passman manages Crescentwood Farm alongside his wife and in-laws near Russel, Manitoba. Moritz shares the practices they have implemented that support soil health and all the critters above and below the ground. Not only have these changes made farming more interesting, it has reduced stress for him and his family, improved soil
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Podcast: Poplarview Stock Farm

EPISODE SUMMARY Interview with Trevor Atchinson owner of Poplarview Stock Farm in Pipestone, Manitoba. Trevor shares how improving farm practices and working with nature allows him to have more time with his family.  🥩Directing marketing through word of mouth 🪱Improving soil health 🐂Increasing shelter belts for winter grazing 🌾Dual cropping with the incorporation of cattle
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Podcast: Ferme Fiola Farm

EPISODE SUMMARY Interview with Joey Fiola and Christel Lanthier owners of Ferme Fiola Farm in Ste. Genevieve, Manitoba. Christel explains how the fleece from their sheep becomes wool. She tells us about the nose to tail practice of utilizing all parts of the animal. Education is everything and the more you know the more you
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Podcast: Little Lane Acres

EPISODE SUMMARY Interview with Trent Alexander owner of Little Lane Acres in Lenore, Manitoba. Trent explains the different tools he uses on his farm to improve the land and his production. He digs into what Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing is and how it creates more drought resiliency on his farm.  Website: https://www.facebook.com/littlelaneacres      

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Podcast: Fair Valley Farm Ventures

EPISODE SUMMARY Interview with Cam and Liam Hamilton owners of Fair Valley Farm Ventures in Glenboro, Manitoba. The Hamilton’s explain different ecological benefits because of the way they choose to farm and how it impacts animal and plant health. They enjoy doing things a bit different on their farm so it’s never boring. Starting with
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Podcast: Luna Field Farm

EPISODE SUMMARY Interview with Lydia Carpenter owner of Luna Field Farm in Belmont, Manitoba. Lydia and her partner Wian Prinsloo are 1st generation farmers. She shares her experience into farming and the decision making that led them to where they are now. Website: https://www.lunafieldfarm.com

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Podcast: Fresh Roots Farm

EPISODE SUMMARY Interview with Michelle Schramm & Troy Stozek owners of Fresh Roots Farm in Cartwright, Manitoba. Share the wonders of regenerative farming and how they go into it. They tell us about the diversity on their farm and what it means to support that beautiful community of living species on the land and below
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Podcast: Manitoba Fiber Farming

EPISODE SUMMARY Interview with Anna Hunter owner of Longway Homestead in Ste. Genevieve, Manitoba. Shares her adventure into regenerative farming and how fiber can be key to building soil health and reducing harmful waste in agriculture and the textile industry. EPISODE NOTES Website: https://www.longwayhomestead.com Book: Sheep, Shepherd & Land by Anna Hunter, Photography by Christel
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