Real Organic Podcast

Jeff Moyer: Organic Is, Was, And Should Be The Foundation of Regenerative

October 03, 2023 Real Organic Project Episode 136
Real Organic Podcast
Jeff Moyer: Organic Is, Was, And Should Be The Foundation of Regenerative
Show Notes

#136: Jeff Moyer of the Rodale Institute recalls the intended meaning behind the origin of the term "regenerative" as envisioned by Bob Rodale, and explores what's both exciting and concerning as a new context emerges for regenerative agriculture today.

Jeff Moyer is the former CEO, Director, and Farm Manager of the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania. He is internationally-known for his deep knowledge of organic practices and principles.

https://rodaleinstitute.org/


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