Soil health expertise that helps you build a healthier farm, find healthier food, and become a healthier you!
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We help you harness the power of nature to improve soil health & explain why it matters to consumers.
Led by Dr. Jill Clapperton and Sara (Hessenflow) Harper.
The health of nearly everything gets its start in the soil. Understanding the science and practice behind building soil health and how to measure and communicate the impact that healthier soil has on our food and our planet is one of the most important areas of study in our time.
That is what membership in our community helps you with. Farmers, chefs and natural food companies join us to have ongoing access to vetted and original content that helps them improve soil health or bring healthier food to customers.
At the heart of our online community is a shared love of a way of farming that has the power to restore the health of our land, the food it grows and the people it supports. Our community is all about helping each other to make our food system and our planet healthier through an intense focus on improving soil health and helping consumers understand how important this is to their own health.
Called regenerative agriculture, this way of farming is a mindset, not a checklist of practices, that embraces nature rather than trying to control it.
For decades, our leader, Dr. Jill Clapperton has studied and conducted original research into the best ways to help farmers enhance the health of their most important asset: their soil. Her background as a soil health scientist and plant physiologist gives her the ability to help farmers and healthcare professionals alike to understand how to enhance and measure the concrete outcomes of regenerative farming. Jill formed a company, Rhizoterra, to enable her to provide a number of consulting services to farmers, chefs and food companies.
To scale up this important work, Jill created a private online network where farmers, emerging food companies and chefs can all privately learn and engage with Jill and her extensive global network of soil health experts.
Last year, Jill's network expanded when a fellow lover of regenerative agriculture, Sara Hessenflow Harper, merged her own online network into Jill's online community. Grounded Growth was formed by Sara to help regenerative farmers, chefs and food companies find each other, learn how to measure and communicate the benefits of their better food to consumers, and bring this better food directly to consumers.
The newly combined online community is The Global Food & Farm Community (GFFC). Our network brings together Jill's focus on soil health education and Grounded Growth's work on communication and marketing to enable all parts of the supply chain to improve the food system and help the planet -- all by making their own businesses more resilient.
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