Today on the podcast we’re talking all about regenerative agriculture, what it is, and how to apply it to a home garden. By using these principles that rebuild and nourish the soil, you can grow nutrient-dense food for your family inexpensively and without a lot of time and effort.
Leah Webb has worked in nutrition and gardening since 2009. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband and two children, and they are the reason she got started in homesteading, gardening, and cooking from scratch. Her diet and homegrown organic foods are part of her integrative approach to caring for her children, who suffer from food allergies and cystic fibrosis.
Also check out Leah’s grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free family cookbook which is a comprehensive guide for families interested in gracefully implementing a whole foods diet.
Episode Highlights With Leah Webb
- The health struggles that brought Leah to the realization she needed to grow her own food
- How she learned the ropes of homesteading and gardening
- What’s been happening to our soil on a large scale, and how it’s affecting our food
- Nutritional differences between grain-fed and pastured/grass-fed animal products
- The 5 principles of regenerative farming (and how to apply them to a home garden)
- An easy way to dramatically reduce weeds
- How to grow a low-maintenance garden with maximum produce for minimum time
- Tips for improving soil quality through composting, cover crops, and more
- Whether eating meat hurts the environment
- Reasons to try gardening for yourself and tips for beginners
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Facebook: Leah M. Webb
- Instagram: @leah_m_webb
- Website: LeahMWebb.com
- The Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook by Leah Webb
- Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reduce Global Warming by Paul Hawken
- Butcher Box meats
- Misfits produce
- Biochar Soil Builder
More From Wellness Mama
- 468: Daniel Vitalis on Human Domestication and Our Diminishing Relationship to Nature
- How to Create the Best Garden Soil
- It’s Time to Bring Back Victory Gardens
- Organic Gardening 101: How to Start Your Own Backyard Garden
- Why Do Gardeners Live Longer?
- Backyard Farming: How to Homestead in the City
- Grass fed Meat vs. Grain fed Meat
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