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Localism: The Key to a Sustainable Future
Daniel on the Sowing Prosperity Podcast discussing localism.
This is the last podcast I will be on for a while discussing localism and the ideas behind true regeneration. While I have long argued for the betterment, or, really, the realignment of the “regenerative movement” with the values of localism and true sustainability (for instance, we cannot claim regeneration of our land if it depends upon the degeneration of your lands), I am definitively drifting from this argument. It is not that it is wrong. Rather, it is entirely unproductive.
This past May, I received a life-changing email after I wrote this
The email, although the author intended for it to be an insulting dig, opened a whole new pathway for us. They said that my opinions of “regenerative agriculture were overly utopic,” that “better is better” and that my visions for the “regenerating world were asking for too much.” Reading the email, I was initially disheartened. No, I felt myself arguing, regeneration is in view of the “best” and should not settler for the “better.”
But, that is when it hit me, like the proverbial freight train. Regeneration IS in view of better, it IS a methodology that seeks only narrow perspectives (soil health, for example), and is like a latecomer who arrives late to the party and gulps down the last cup of punch and slowly meanders to commandeer the karaoke’s spotlight to exclaim, “I have discovered the best punch,” while the other, already-plastered party-goers dismiss the discovery as simply more colonial noise.
Regeneration is what this emailer proclaimed it to be. I have no defense. I am in the thick of writing two new books, both of which do not mention “regeneration,” and both of which are polemics for something deeper, more complex, more aged, and, simple, more real.
I will soon be releasing some snippets of those writings, both here and on other online journals. But, for now, enjoy this recent but not completely up to date podcast :D
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From the podcast:
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the importance of localism and sustainable agriculture with Daniel Griffith.
In this enlightening conversation, Daniel delves into the principles of holistic management and regenerative agriculture while emphasizing the significance of localized food systems. Daniel Griffith, an advocate for localized communities and regenerative farming practices, shares his insights on why the future of food production lies in local, community-driven approaches.
Discover how localism can transform our relationship with food, reduce waste, and strengthen communities.
Learn why Daniel believes that localism is the solution to building resilient, sustainable food systems.
Gain insights into the principles of holistic management and regenerative agriculture.
Understand how localized communities can reduce food waste and create a healthier, more connected society. If you're passionate about sustainable farming, community building, and the future of food, this conversation is a must-watch.
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