Apr 17, 2023
Daniel Firth Griffith is a man of many talents. Poet, author of three books, educator, farmer, hunter-husbandmand, entrepreneur, father — the list goes on.
So he chats with Dr. Anthony Gustin about a variety of topics, from the importance of preserving ancient wisdom in literature to his holistic approach to regenerative farming, wildland ecology, food supply chains, and more.
But you’ll quickly realize that Daniel isn’t like other experts in the regenerative ag space. He tends to take a more philosophical approach and challenges the status quo. Ventures like his video, “Soil Health Doesn’t Matter,” even send a ton of criticism and hate mail his way.
Daniel’s passion, hot takes, and unique perspective make this an episode you can’t miss.
Tune in to hear more about:
Daniel’s approach to sharing his stories and writing his best-sellers
Why it was so difficult for Daniel to get blurbs from regenerative ag experts for his new book
The nuances of soil health and the confusion of verified regenerative protocols
Why things are getting worse for smallholder family farms
How we can “do local food better”
Why Daniel disagrees with people who think we need to scale the regenerative movement to make an impact
The power of collaboration and a “collective consciousness” for farmers
Educating city dwellers about the importance of local, rural communities on food supply chains
Why technology won’t save us from food scarcity
Whether companies selling regenerative meats are actually helping
The difference between Mother Culture and Mother Earth
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Daniel Firth Griffith’s website
Daniel’s podcast Denusion
Daniel’s new book, Dark Cloud Country
Daniel’s previous book Wild Like Flowers
Daniel’s meat company Commons Provisions
Daniel’s holistic management school, The Robinia Institute
Dr. Gustin’s Rooted Local Meats