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Secrets of the Soil is a podcast dedicated to empowering people with knowledge about soil. Hosted by 'Regen Ray' Milidoni, Secrets of the Soil brings you ideas and inspiration for improving your soil health, as well as interviews with mentors on all things related to soil.

Regenerative farming & agriculture either in your own backyard, urban farm or rural landholding all starts with the paddock between our ears. Knowledge & mindset is where it all happens. A regenerative human heals our planet. 

Listen to every episode to gain insights from seasoned soil lovers & mentors to discover how we can start to heal our planet & live thriving lives.

The more Regen Ray discovered about the wonderful world beneath our feet and the power of soils, the more he wanted to share this knowledge with the world. 

Don't snooze on our soils, hit subscribe and let’s dig deep into the world of soil together!






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Music, Intro & Outro created & edited by Lloyd Richards - lloydrichards.net

Secrets of the Soil Podcast with Regen Ray 'Regen Ray' Milidoni

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Secrets of the Soil is a podcast dedicated to empowering people with knowledge about soil. Hosted by 'Regen Ray' Milidoni, Secrets of the Soil brings you ideas and inspiration for improving your soil health, as well as interviews with mentors on all things related to soil.

Regenerative farming & agriculture either in your own backyard, urban farm or rural landholding all starts with the paddock between our ears. Knowledge & mindset is where it all happens. A regenerative human heals our planet. 

Listen to every episode to gain insights from seasoned soil lovers & mentors to discover how we can start to heal our planet & live thriving lives.

The more Regen Ray discovered about the wonderful world beneath our feet and the power of soils, the more he wanted to share this knowledge with the world. 

Don't snooze on our soils, hit subscribe and let’s dig deep into the world of soil together!






Credit:
Music, Intro & Outro created & edited by Lloyd Richards - lloydrichards.net

    89: Connecting With Food - Enhancing Consumer-Farmer Relationships for a Sustainable Future with William DeMille

    89: Connecting With Food - Enhancing Consumer-Farmer Relationships for a Sustainable Future with William DeMille

    Welcome to another inspiring episode of "Secrets of the Soil" with your host, Regen Ray Milidoni. Today, we're honored to welcome William DeMille, a pioneer farmer from Nevada who has dedicated his life to mastering regenerative agriculture. Growing up on a traditional farm in Utah, William has experimented with modern methods but found his calling in returning to time-proven, sustainable practices that enrich soil and produce healthier food.
    In this episode, we'll dive deep into the workings of regenerative agriculture, exploring how William uses cover crops, grazing animals, and the natural decomposition of plant material to feed the soil and prevent desertification. Our conversation will highlight the critical roles of the ecological processes including the water cycle, mineral cycle, and energy flow in growing nutrient-rich foods.
    William will also share insights from his book, "Worry Free Eating," where he ties the importance of soil health to effective decision-making in farming. Prepare to be enlightened about the transformative power of mindfulness in agriculture and the profound impact of nurturing our soil for healthy communities.
    Stay tuned as we explore how to harness our unique talents for community impact, delve into the benefits of direct farm-to-table food sourcing, and confront the challenges of educating and enticing the next generation toward sustainable farming. This is more than just farming talk; it's a movement towards healthier soil, healthier food, and a healthier society. Join us on this journey to become truly the change we wish to see in the world, starting from the ground up.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Feed the Soil, Feed the Soul: Emphasizing the importance of soil health for producing nutrient-rich foods, and how it directly impacts human health and environmental sustainability.
    - Re-thinking Education: The need for a shift in how we educate future generations on agriculture, focusing on holistic approaches that include personal development and entrepreneurial skills.
    - Building Connections: The significance of enhancing consumer-farmer relationships to ensure a dependable, healthy food supply and more informed food choices.
    Tune in to gain profound insights into how changing our farming practices can lead to a healthier society and planet. Understand why nurturing the soil and the soul are inseparable elements of regenerative agriculture.
    Let's regenerate, educate, and connect for a sustainable future! 🌾🌟
    #RegenerativeAgriculture #SustainableFarming #EducateConnectRegenerate #SecretsOfTheSoil #WilliamDeMille #Podcast #AgricultureInnovation #SoilHealth #MindfulnessInFarming
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    Who is William DeMille
    William DeMille is a farmer. He studied Horticulture and Agronomy at Northwest Missouri University. He holds two certificates in aquaponic engineering and production from Cornell University, NY, and from GrowHaus Aquaponics, CO, and also graduated from Dr. Elaine’s Soil Food Web School and Healing Mountain Massage School. William is the Director of Georgic Development for Monticello College, Ut. William is a farm consultant and runs a school in northern Nevada teaching the principles of Permaculture, Biodynamics, Silvopasture, Holistic Management, and Georgics. William owns and operates a soil testing laboratory. William is married with 4 children living in The Humboldt Mountains of northern Nevada. 
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    SOCIAL MEDIA:Video: https://youtu.be/XgdfXccieDI?si=gkaGTwaer9QbDXY9
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gardening_with_william_demille/
    Website: https://www.thegeorgicrevolution.com/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAwwyvMDjAsiKcuLSHX10rg
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/william.demille.50
    My Gardening / farming Book: Worry Free Eating https://www.amazon.com/Worry-Free-Eating-William-John-DeMille/dp/B0BW2Y4GLZhttps://www.amazon.com/Worry-Free-Eating-William-John-DeMille/dp/B0BW2Y4GLZ
    My other book: The Ditch Rider https://www.amazo

    • 44 min
    88: Unearthing Innovations: Hemp and Sustainable Practices at the Sydney Easter Show

    88: Unearthing Innovations: Hemp and Sustainable Practices at the Sydney Easter Show

    We're thrilled to bring you a special episode of the Secrets of the Soil podcast directly from the Ag Discovery Pavilion at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney. Join us as we dive deep into the transformative and innovative practices reshaping Australian agriculture towards greener horizons.
    A massive thank you to Happy Soils who invites SoilConnect and The Podcast to their stand, check out their amazing products at https://happysoils.com.au/ due to being so busy we did not get a chance to interview Andrew from Happy Soil but their product and hard work speaks for it's self. 
    In this episode, our hosts Colin Steddy and 'Regen Ray' Milidoni, along with expert guests Kim McDonnell from Saveful, Duncan Kendall from Ag Society, and Dudley Maudlin from HexCore, discuss the pivotal role of sustainable practices and how revolutionary materials like hemp are driving the future of farming and construction.
    Key Takeaways:
    - 🌿 Hemp Innovation: Discover how hemp revolutionizes the building industry with its rapid growth cycle and environmental benefits, including soil restoration and heavy metal absorption.
    - 📱 Tech Against Food Waste: Explore the impact of the Saveful app in reducing household food waste, promoting cost-effective cooking, and strengthening the link between consumers and Australian farmers.
    - 🌱 Sustainable Practices Spotlight: Learn about cutting-edge practices like "chop and drop" and how regenerative farming techniques are becoming mainstream, promising a more sustainable and profitable future for farmers.
    Tune in to this informative journey and learn more about how agriculture is evolving, empowering consumers and producers to create a healthier planet. 🌍
    #SecretsOfTheSoil #SydneyRoyalEasterShow #SustainableAgriculture #HempRevolution #FoodWaste #AgricultureTechnology #AustralianFarming #RegenerativeAgriculture
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    Get the guide - https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    As the host of the Secrets of the Soil podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the most innovative and inspiring experts in regenerative agriculture. Through these conversations, I’ve learned so much about the power of nurturing soil and promoting regeneration.
    Now, after many podcast recordings and countless hours of research and reflection, I’m thrilled to share this kick-ass guide with you.
    “Regen Rays 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Soil & Save the Planet” is a distillation of the most important and actionable insights from my podcast guests, along with some fun and empowering tips to help you take your soil to the next level.
    So whether you’re an experienced farmer, a gardening enthusiast, or simply someone who cares about the planet, I hope this guide inspires you to take action and make a positive impact on the world around you!Get the guide - https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    - Get my PDF guide - 7 Ways to Supercharge your Soil: https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    87: From Hard Work to Heart Work: Jared Sorensen on Modern Farming Challenges

    87: From Hard Work to Heart Work: Jared Sorensen on Modern Farming Challenges

    Hey folks, Regen Ray here from the latest episode of "Secrets of the Soil." We just wrapped up an incredible chat with Jared Sorensen—a third-gen rancher turned regenerative agriculture advocate. We dived deep into blending the art of traditional farming with innovative technology; all about shifting from sheer hard work to smart, heartfelt stewardship of our lands. Jared shared his transformative journey and the power of mentorship—we're talking real soil soul-searching. From the practical magic of grazing management to the virtual world's unexpected boon for global connection, this conversation was packed with insights. So if you're looking to reignite your passion for the land, transform your farm's future, or are just curious about the emotional terrain of agriculture, you need to check out this episode. It's not just soil we're nurturing—it's the heart of our communities. Tune in, share, and let's grow together. Transformative agriculture starts with us.
    Key Takeaways from Jared Sorensen's interview:
    - Balance Between Toil and Technology: Discover how modern agriculture is blending physical labor with technological advancements to foster more sustainable practices.
    - Internal Growth for Stewardship: Uncover the connection between personal growth, mindset, and successful stewardship of the land.
    - Mentoring the Next Generation: Learn about the challenges and opportunities in bridging the generational divide in agriculture, ensuring a thriving future for soil-focused farming.
    Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion that sheds light on the soul of soil stewardship and how it intertwines with our collective well-being. Engage with us, gather new perspectives, and join our community of soil lovers!
    👉 Listen, learn, and let's regenerate together!
    #SecretsoftheSoil #RegenerativeAgriculture #SoilHealth #FarmingFuture #AgriculturalInnovation #Podcast #MindsetMatters #SustainableLiving #JaredSorensen
    ____________________________Who is Jared Sorensen
    Jared and Selena have been married for 27 years and are the parents of nine children and two grandchildren. They are 3rd generation ranchers, managing the operation Jared’s grandfather and father built in Secret Pass and Clover Valley, Nevada.
    Jared is a life-long learner and has been applying and teaching principles of holistic management, soil regeneration, and personal development. Jared has mentored many young people seeking to get a start in agriculture.
    The Sorensens raise and market grass-fed beef, teach onsite and virtual classes, and offer internships on the ranch.
    https://www.events.agsteward.co/
    I would love to share the principle of the Steward / Stewardship balance.
    We are big proponents of livestock grazing. We can talk lot about the principles of livestock integration and soil health!
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    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    https://legacy.agsteward.co/
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    Get the guide - https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    As the host of the Secrets of the Soil podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the most innovative and inspiring experts in regenerative agriculture. Through these conversations, I’ve learned so much about the power of nurturing soil and promoting regeneration.
    Now, after many podcast recordings and countless hours of research and reflection, I’m thrilled to share this kick-ass guide with you.
    “Regen Rays 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Soil & Save the Planet” is a distillation of the most important and actionable insights from my podcast guests, along with some fun and empowering tips to help you take your soil to the next level.
    So whether you’re an experienced farmer, a gardening enthusiast, or simply someone who cares about the planet, I hope this guide inspires you to take action and make a positive impact on the world around you!Get the guide - https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    - Get my PDF guide - 7 Ways to Supercharge your Soil: https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    See omnystudio.com/listener

    • 47 min
    86: Rewilding Childhood: Asher Cloran's Approach to Earth's Natural Connections

    86: Rewilding Childhood: Asher Cloran's Approach to Earth's Natural Connections

    Welcome back to "Secrets of the Soil," the podcast where we dig deep into the fascinating world beneath our feet. I’m your host, Regen Ray Milidoni, and today’s episode titled "Exploring Earth Science with Asher Cloran" is all about bridging the gap between our tech-centric lives and the nourishing embrace of Mother Nature.
    In this thought-provoking conversation, I’m joined by Asher Cloran, founder of Life Rocks, a not-for-profit initiative inspired by Earth Sciences. Together, we explore the pressing issue of how technology, especially screen time, is severing our innate connection to the natural world – a bond that is vital for both our physical and mental well-being.
    So take a step back from your devices, plug in your earphones, and let's venture into a dialogue that meanders through the impact of technology on human relationships with nature. We’ll examine the wonders of Earth Science, the importance of early childhood exploration within this realm, and the diverse career opportunities that await the curious minds passionate about our planet.
    Asher shares his treasure trove of insights on nurturing children's natural curiosity, the significance of gut health, and the challenges that beset small food producers in our regulatory landscape. He also gives us a sneak peek into the array of resources Life Rocks offers – from a science-focused podcast to a hands-on soil kit aligned with the Australian curriculum.
    So join us as we uncover the secrets that connectivity with the soil and nature has to offer – because as Asher believes, when you cultivate knowledge, wealth in its many forms will naturally follow. Let's get grounded together in this enlightening episode of "Secrets of the Soil" with Asher Cloran.
    Key Takeaways from Asher Cloran's interview:
    This week on "Secrets of the Soil," we delve into the rich tapestry of nature's intimate connection with us and how technology affects this bond. Asher Cloran, founder of Life Rocks and advocate for childhood engagement with nature, joins Regen Ray to discuss how nature and technology shape our lives.
    Tune in to explore:
    - The need to disconnect from screens to foster a tangible connection to the natural world.
    - Insights on how Earth Science is vital for our future and can nurture a passion for the environment in children.
    - Practical advice for boosting gut health through natural methods and the benefits it holds for early development.
    Key Takeaways:
    🌿 Fostering Nature Connection: Balance screen time with immersive experiences in nature to promote mental well-being and groundedness.
    👩‍🔬 Embracing Earth Science: Encourage children’s passion and curiosity for the natural world to open up career pathways and make meaningful environmental contributions.
    🥕 Prioritizing Gut Health: Understand the impact of good microbiome health on childhood development and learn simple ways to nurture it through diet.
    Be sure to listen to this enlightening episode with Asher Cloran! Together, let's rediscover our roots and grow a deeper understanding of the "Secrets of the Soil."
    #SecretsoftheSoil #NatureConnection #EarthScience #ChildhoodEducation #GutHealth #SustainableLiving #PodcastEpisode #AsherCloran #LifeRocks
    ____________________________Who is Asher CloranAsher is fascinated by how nature, science, art, culture, philosophy and education interact and intersect and how these forces shape individuals and collectives.
    Uncovering these influences on human life and developing a holistic framework for thinking through the challenges we face is at the heart of my approach and what I seek to teach.
    Childhood is the most precious time for the development of a human, and in the face of modern technology permeating every area of our lives, we must protect the young from becoming disconnected from their health, happiness and connection to Nature.
    Life Rocks is a not-for-profit that anchors nature and childhood development at the heart of educatio

    • 41 min
    85: Wood, Wool, and Wisdom: How to Revive Your Farmland with Trees - Michael Taylor’s Quest for Environmental Harmony

    85: Wood, Wool, and Wisdom: How to Revive Your Farmland with Trees - Michael Taylor’s Quest for Environmental Harmony

    Welcome back to "Secrets of the Soil," where today, our esteemed guest Michael Taylor from Taylor's Run shared a deep-rooted conviction for the role of trees in our ecosystem and agriculture. As the ABC Rural Farmer of the Year, Michael's passion for sustainable farming and tree planting shines through as he discusses balancing livestock with timber production, and the surprising mental health benefits of connecting with nature. With a Nuffield scholarship under his belt, he champions the fusion of agroforestry, conservation, and carbon sequestration as keys to the future of farming. From exotic plantings that foster biodiversity to innovative techniques in agroforestry, Michael is planting seeds of change for our planet. 
    Micheal's farm is the host farm for the MetaTrees Project - https://metatrees.com.au/ If you would like to adopt a tree and support Micheal's endeavours please do so while the last few 100 are left! 
    Key Takeaways from Michael Taylor's interview:
    - Renewable Resource: Wood is not just a versatile material; it represents a renewable fiber with the power to shape our future in forestry and agriculture.
    - Education & Outreach: The essential role of podcasts and education in bridging the knowledge gap between consumers and the origins of their food.
    - Agroforestry Barriers: Despite the benefits of agroforestry, such as soil conservation and carbon sequestration, there are still significant hurdles to its widespread adoption that need to be understood and addressed.
    🌲 Michael's journey from civil engineering to wool production, emphasizing eco-friendly farming methods, offers a unique perspective on integrating traditional agricultural practices with modern sustainability goals.
    #SecretsoftheSoil #SustainableAgriculture #Agroforestry #TreePlanting #RenewableFiber #EnvironmentalEducation #FarmingFuture #SoilHealth #NuffieldScholarship #RegenRayMilidoni
    ____________________________Who is Michael Taylor2022 Australian Farmer of the Year and sixth-generation farmer with a future-focussed approach to farming and building drought resilience through tree planting, rotational grazing, and encouraging a cultural shift.
    Michael Taylor is a man deeply rooted in the pastoral life, representing the third generation of tree planters on his family farm in New South Wales. His connection with agriculture is unique and profound, intertwined with an enduring bond to forestry through tree cultivation, rather than traditional farming practices. Nestled just south of Armidale, at approximately one thousand meters above sea level, Michael's farm lies about 200 KMs from the coast, situated on the New England Tablelands – a place where he balances his life between the rich earth and the sprawling skies. With the bustling cities of Sydney and Brisbane as distant neighbours, he cultivates not only crops but also a legacy, continuing the symbiotic relationship with the land that his forebearers nurtured.
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    SOCIAL MEDIA:www.taylorsrun.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-taylor-a04840a/?originalSubdomain=au
    MetaTrees - https://metatrees.com.au/ 
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    Get the guide - https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    As the host of the Secrets of the Soil podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the most innovative and inspiring experts in regenerative agriculture. Through these conversations, I’ve learned so much about the power of nurturing soil and promoting regeneration.
    Now, after many podcast recordings and countless hours of research and reflection, I’m thrilled to share this kick-ass guide with you.
    “Regen Rays 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Soil & Save the Planet” is a distillation of the most important and actionable insights from my podcast guests, along with some fun and empowering tips to help you take your soil to the next level.
    So whether you’re an experienced farmer, a gardening enthusiast, or simply someone who cares about the planet, I hope this guide inspires yo

    • 1 hr
    84: Permaculture Principles: Sowing Seeds of Global Change with Morag Gamble

    84: Permaculture Principles: Sowing Seeds of Global Change with Morag Gamble

    In this transformative episode of Secrets of the Soil, we're thrilled to host the incredible permaculture pioneer, Morag Gamble. Alongside 'Regen Ray' Milidoni, she shares her deep-rooted wisdom on regenerative living, permaculture, and the impacts of individual actions on global well-being.
    Dive into Morag's world as she paints an inspiring picture of her life in Crystal Waters Permaculture Village and reveals how regenerative practices can reshape our relationship with the Earth. 🌏✨
    Your listening will not just be time spent but an investment in shifting how you view and interact with the world around you.
    🌟 Here are 3 Key Takeaways:
    - Permaculture is a Mindset: It goes beyond having a green thumb; it's about cultivating a deep awareness of our interconnectedness with nature, which can be embraced by anyone, anywhere.
    - Small Actions, Big Impact: Our daily choices, from where we put our money to the food we eat, cumulate to significant cultural and environmental change. Starting with something as simple as smiling at moments of beauty can create positive ripples.
    - Soil as a Lifeline: Fertile, living soil is not just a part of the ecosystem; it IS the ecosystem, upon which all life depends. Engaging with soil directly can enhance our intuition and connection to the planet.
     
    #SecretsoftheSoil #Permaculture #RegenerativeLiving #SustainableLiving #EnvironmentallyConscious #MoragGamble #CommunityBuilding #PersonalGrowth #EcoFriendly #MindfulLiving #ChangeMakers____________________________Who is Morag GambleMorag Gamble is an award-winning permaculture ambassador, an avid permaculture gardener and founder of the Permaculture Education Institute teaching permaculture teachers and designers around the world.- teaching permaculture teachers as a way of myceliating [pr]activism- creating permaculture-designed living learning gardens- supporting free locally adapted permaculture educarion in refugee communities - with a huge focus on soil restoration
    Tend to soil as a living system. Focus on the wellbeing if soil first.Soil is the best seedbank.Focus on creating a sponge garden - how you can hold moisture in the soil
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    MAIN WEBSITE - PERMACULTURE EDUCATION INSTITUTEhttps://permacultureeducationinstitute.org
    YOUTUBEOur Permaculture Lifehttps://youtube.com/c/moraggambleourpermaculturelife
    BLOGOur Permaculture Lifehttps://ourpermaculturelife.com
    PODCASTSense Making in a Changing Worldhttps://permacultureeducationinstitute.org/podcast
    ONLINE COURSESThe Incredible Edible Garden - introduction to permaculture coursehttps://permacultureeducationinstitute.org/incredible-edible-garden/
    Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)https://permacultureeducationinstitute.org/permaculture-design-certificate/’
    Permaculture Educators Program (PDC and Teacher certificate)https://permacultureeducationinstitute.org/permaculture-educators-program/
    PERMACULTURE CHARITYhttps://permacultureeducationinstitute.org/ethos-foundation/
    SOCIAL MEDIA:INSTAGRAM@moraggamble@permacultureeducationinstitute@ethos.foundation
    FACEBOOKhttps://facebook.com/moraggamblehttps://facebook.com/permacultureeducationinstitutehttps://www.facebook.com/ourpermaculturelifehttps://facebook.com/ethosfoundationLINKED INhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/moraggamble/
    Get the guide - https://secretsofthesoil.com/7-ways/
    As the host of the Secrets of the Soil podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the most innovative and inspiring experts in regenerative agriculture. Through these conversations, I’ve learned so much about the power of nurturing soil and promoting regeneration.
    Now, after many podcast recordings and countless hours of research and reflection, I’m thrilled to share this kick-ass guide with you.
    “Regen Rays 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Soil & Save the Planet” is a distillation of the most important and actionable insights from my podcast guests, along with some fun and empowering tips to help you take you

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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24 Ratings

Anne 987654321 ,

Thank you.

Thrilled to discover this podcast. I love the enthusiasm, such an elixir in this cynical materialistic world. After reading Call of the Reed Warbler and Soil a couple of years back, I looked for podcasts on regenerative soil practices and couldn’t find any. Now there are so many. Wonderful. I’m only a gardener with a seaside garden in Tas with lots of wallabies and pademelons around. I would love the odd one in gardens, but am very interested in all exciting new developments in all areas. Thank you.

Bronte 🌈 ,

Amazing Poddy!

So much great info with a knowledgeable host

LloydRichards ,

Love this show!

Excellent show for soil lovers!

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