"The outcome of an intervention has nothing to do with the skills of the intervener and it has everything to do with the place within from which the intervener comes." (Otto Scharmer) "There are few areas that lend themselves to transformation as readily as farming.... ...all living processes are fundamentally transformative.." (John Kempf) For this episode I had the great pleasure to interview a recent hero of mine John Kempf.
This interview was very special for me personally and one of the real highlights of the show so far. I really resonated with Johns’ approach to farming and ecology. John's approach is a balance of excitement and seriousness about the work. I found John to have a deep and high resolution image of the science behind regenerative farming and a firm stance on the important and sacred role of human beings within their nested farming ecologies.
I really felt a renewal of potential from my talk with John and a genuine joy at his stories and experiences of resilience and transformation on all levels. The subtle blend of spiritual awareness and intellectual knowledge and wisdom really made me see John as a brother in arms. It my opinion and I think John would agree, that there is a very clear path to a deep spiritual awakening and transformation through the open, intense and subtle use of the mind in trying to understand the complexity of living systems. We will never get there but the journey is inherently empowering and eventually leads to the most natural miracle of all...
John Kempf is the CEO of the Regen Ag Academy (https://www.academy.regen.ag/) an online education platform, Advanced EcoAgriculture (https://www.advancingecoag.com/), an on-the-ground consultancy company, the sole contributor to his blog site John Kempf (https://johnkempf.com/blog/), and the host of the hugely popular and amazingly in-depth Regenerative Agriculture Podcast (http://regenerativeagriculturepodcast.com/). If that wasn't enough! John recently finished his book Quality Agriculture (https://www.qualityagriculture.com/), where he weaves the experiences of some of his most prominent guests together to showcase a growing global movement and a deepening relationship with agro ecology. John serves thousands of farmers in making a shift to the harmonious approach of regenerative farming. Big on the bottom line for farmers, John is also outspoken on our need to shift our thinking to a more nuanced mindset that can more readily approach the stewardship of such complex living systems.
Check out also Johns; Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRApdrU3BA0Pzo6MNWTD2jg), webinars (https://www.advancingecoag.com/webinars), and Plant Nutrition Pyramid
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