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Secrets of the Soil is a podcast dedicated to empowering people with knowledge about soil. Hosted by Regen Ray, 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 on a rural landholding it all starts with the paddock between our ears. Knowledge & mindset is where it all starts. A regenerative human heal our planet. 

Tune in every week 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. 

What are you waiting for hit subscribe and let’s dig deep into our soils together!

 

 


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

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Secrets of the Soil is a podcast dedicated to empowering people with knowledge about soil. Hosted by Regen Ray, 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 on a rural landholding it all starts with the paddock between our ears. Knowledge & mindset is where it all starts. A regenerative human heal our planet. 

Tune in every week 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. 

What are you waiting for hit subscribe and let’s dig deep into our soils together!

 

 


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

    20: Stop Killing and Start Healing the Landscape by Having a Regenerative Mindset with Charlie Arnott

    20: Stop Killing and Start Healing the Landscape by Having a Regenerative Mindset with Charlie Arnott

    The principles and practices of biodynamic farming are approaches that can be applied anywhere food is grown. With thoughtful adaptation to scale, landscape, climate, and culture, farmers everywhere will benefit from these simple yet profound concepts.

    Knowledge combined with experience, and curiosity can create a sense of understanding and discovery. The more we make ourselves knowledgeable, the more we shift our way of thinking to something more beneficial

    Who is Charlie Arnott?

    Charlie is an award-winning grazier from Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia, an educator and passionate advocate for Regenerative Farming practices. His family business has developed under Charlie’s guidance from a ‘conventional’, industrial high input mixed enterprise farm working against Nature to a Biodynamically principled holistically managed farm partnering with Nature.

    Charlie started his Regenerative Farming journey 15 years ago. Previously he and his family had been farming conventionally on their 5,000-hectare property “Hanaminno” for over 35 years, in an industrial high input/ high output farming business model, heavily reliant on pesticides, herbicides, and man-made fertilisers.

    After a series of epiphanies and through education Charlie found the Regenerative Agriculture movement, a movement that reflected his instinctive connection to the land and his ethos of producing quality food for his family and the world.

    Today, Hanaminno is managed using organic, biodynamic and holistic grazing principles, and produces beef, lamb, and pigs, pasture-raised on 100% native and exotic species, raised sympathetically within the landscape and the resources it provides, proactively marketing products direct to their clients, focusing on providing clean healthy nutritiously dense food direct to butcher and families.

    The animals are handled in a ‘low-stress stock’ fashion, considerate of their individual and mob behaviour; they are 100% chemical-free and are not treated with any hormones, vaccines, or drenches.

    Charlie believes the decision to move away from trying to get nature to do what man wants, and instead of learning how best to collaborate with nature, is key to not only a prosperous farming business but also to a farmer’s health, consumer health, and the land’s health. The business is not certified organic, nor Biodynamic, however, prefers being known as ‘Certified by Community’, given the transparency and openness to the public and clients under which the farm operates. Clients are considered ‘co-producers as they play a vital role in guiding the production of food through their feedback and connection with the farm.

    Charlie and his team host and facilitate 2-day workshops at Hanaminno and across Eastern Australia, teaching farmers, gardeners, and families the principle and practices of Biodynamics, and hold open community preparation making events on farm to foster the skills and experience for farmers to create a relationship with their landscape, and be self-reliant.

    Charlie considers himself and his team sunshine and water harvesters, soil builders, pasture and animal nurturers, change facilitators, educators, community supporters, and Nature partners. With a focus on putting the ‘culture’ back into Agri-culture. Charlie has received several agricultural industry awards for leadership, resource management, and conservation, more recently the prestigious Bob Hawke National Landcare Award 2018. The award acknowledges a person who has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to caring for the land, champions better practices, and gives their time to share knowledge with others.

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    Website:charliearnott.com.au

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    Social Media:

    www.facebook.com/CharlieArnottBoorowa

    www.instagram.com/charliearnott1

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    19: The Life Changing Power of Building Communities Around Gardens & Soil at S.W.A.M.P with Sue Bradley

    19: The Life Changing Power of Building Communities Around Gardens & Soil at S.W.A.M.P with Sue Bradley

    The world is changing. More and more people are having instantaneous connections with each other and this has a great force that shifts our sense of being by opening and sharing opportunities with others on how our small little actions will be a great one that can impact the community.

    Communities are created differently but their goals are to help keep everyone with what their passionate about and make them grow in it. This is where you have a place to share and feel valued and will be able to stand with someone and just keep it going. 

    We want people with great ideas to connect and reach out to others and turn that idea into reality.

    Who is Sue Bradley?

    She likes to think of herself as a conscious consumer, eater, and parent who is in constant curiosity and wonder about how we can be better humans walking this earth. How we can work with nature and within our local communities.

    She sees supporting and working in local community initiatives as one of the most single most important attributes to help build a healthy and connected community. She is a co-founder of SWAMP Central Coast a sustainable local community garden, where they provide the space for the community to come together to learn about soil health, composting, garden design, growing food from seed, and nature play.

    They particularly love the partnerships they have formed with local organisations to build bridges connecting communities together around growing food and sharing knowledge. She's grateful every day for the privilege of working in this space and seeing the impact of working on land has on human spirits.

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    Websites:

    swampcentralcoast.com.au

    in8lygood.com.au

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    Social Media

    www.facebook.com/Swampcentralcoast

    www.facebook.com/RekoRingCentralCoast

    www.facebook.com/In8lygood

    www.instagram.com/swampcentralcoast

    www.instagram.com/reko_central_coast_food_hub

    www.instagram.com/in8lygood

    www.instagram.com/eatdirtseries

     

     

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    • 44 min
    18: How Young Farmers Are Changing the Way to Farm and Taking a New Approach to Regenerative Farming with Teale Simmons

    18: How Young Farmers Are Changing the Way to Farm and Taking a New Approach to Regenerative Farming with Teale Simmons

    Most of the farmers are not really knowledgeable about how to run a great farming business, they usually only know how to grow crops but sometimes they tend to ignore the most important aspects that can actually contribute to making their work easier and more successful.

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    Who is Teale Simmons?

    Teale Simmons, is the creator of Agriculture Explained, where we explain all things Agriculture. We aim to grow students, hobbyists and farmers for a more sustainable future in agriculture. From animal production to soil management, Agriculture Explained aims to provide quality educational resources to further develop your understanding of Agriculture.

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    Social Media:

    facebook.com/AgricultureExplained

    linkedin.com/company/agricultureexplained

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    YouTube:Agriculture Explained

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    • 44 min
    17: Connecting With Earth and Heart to Regenerate The Soul with Josh Holliday

    17: Connecting With Earth and Heart to Regenerate The Soul with Josh Holliday

    A lot of people live in an urban environment which makes them somehow forget about nature. Everyone is focused on their career, family, or other things, and they don't have the time nor the energy to go outside and enjoy nature. This makes us feel disconnected from it.

    But because of the Pandemic people are starting to reflect and have realizations on  how taking a few moments every day to breathe in the fresh air and let your heartbeat to the rhythm of nature can have a profound positive effect not only on you as a human being but also on how we see and understand things especially how we treat and value our soils because everything from the soil the plant and animals and humans these are all interconnected.

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    Who is Josh Holliday?

    Josh Holliday is the Founder of regen room, an organisation that is growing to educate humanity on what it is to live a regenerative lifestyle.

    After travelling the globe and visiting the 7 continents, Josh has developed an electric passion for creating positive social impact through the lens of connection and regeneration. Having founded two separate businesses, The Developing Clean and Holliday Creative, he’s gained valuable lessons that have helped to hold stronger relationships and communicate his environmental advocacy clearly.”

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    Website:www.regenroom.co

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    Social Media:

    facebook.com/theregenroom

    instagram.com/regen_room

    instagram.com/joshhollidays

    linktr.ee/josh_holliday

     

     

     

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    • 37 min
    16: Permaculture: Sustainability And Self-Sufficient Ecosystem With Nick Steiner

    16: Permaculture: Sustainability And Self-Sufficient Ecosystem With Nick Steiner

    The world is overpopulated and over-consuming, but we want to live in sustainable ways.

    In a world where we are increasingly disconnected from nature, permaculture is a practice that helps us reconnect with the land. It’s about designing your lifestyle in a way that allows you to live in harmony with nature and is based on ethics of care for people and care for the environment.

    The ultimate goal is to create permanent culture (and not just permanent agriculture) that fulfills human needs but at the same time partially fulfilling the needs of the natural environment.

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    Who is Nick Steiner?

    Nick is passionate about solving the climate crisis using permaculture thinking and regenerative agriculture.

    As Permanick he brings inspiration and practical solutions to individuals with the aim of living more regenerative lives. Together with a group of friends he is building up Climate Farmers to support regenerative agriculture all over Europe.

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    Websites:

    www.permanick.com

    www.climatefarmers.org

    Social Media Platforms

    Instagram: @permanick_permaculture

    Instagram: @Climatefarmers

    Twitter: @permanick

     

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    • 39 min
    15: Why Regenerative Agriculture Starts on The Ground with A Shovel and Using Our Five Sense with Jono Frew

    15: Why Regenerative Agriculture Starts on The Ground with A Shovel and Using Our Five Sense with Jono Frew

    The soil is something that we are constantly touching, yet most of us know very little about it. We are taught the basics of what soil is at school but rarely do we ever go any further than that. It’s time to change this!

    Imagine if you could learn about our own soil without being told by an expert with no personal connection to it. Imagine if you could have a personal connection with your soils and how they affect your daily life.

    Who is Jono Frew?

    Jono is a regeneration agriculture coach and educator. He and his team are here to enable farmers to think independently and to get back to the true JOY of growing food and taking full responsibility for choices made.

    To help growers build organic matter in their soil, build diversity, utilize natural cycles, infiltrate, and hold onto more water, be more resilient to disease, drought, floods, predatory pests. disturbance events. We aim to do so by motivating, inspiring, facilitating, educating, and asking the BIG and IMPORTANT questions. Leaving you inspired and free from the current constraints to inquire into the areas of operation that CAN be improved by ways some people have never thought possible, Naturally. ​​​​​​​

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    Websites:

    naturalperformance.co.nz

    www.livingsystems.nz

    symbiosis.co.nz

     

     

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

LloydRichards ,

Love this show!

Excellent show for soil lovers!

_kyles77 ,

Best place to learn about soil health and regen agriculture

Ray’s podcast is incredibly informative and insightful on all things to do with soil health and regenerative farming. Through his own refections, as well as interviews with others, he highlights how inextricably linked soil health is to both our own health and the health of the planet and how if we want to improve both, we need to start with the soil. It’s well worth a listen!

4 eyed bold man ,

Must listen for anyone in the Agricultural industry

Such an amazing podcast series you are doing. It’s truly is a necessity for anyone who wants to learn more about what goes on underground. As someone that works in the agricultural industry I find this very informative and will always looks forward to a new episode.

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