Mr. Isaacs’ herd in September.Credit...George Steinmetz for The New York Times


By Henry Fountain of The New York Times

Regenerative Grazing was featured in this article from the New York Times, including stories from Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner, Savory Institute. This quote from the piece sums up the conversation well, “It’s a lot easier to work with nature than against it.” This notion of cooperation with nature is something that we have consistently found to be central to all of the winners in our decade of running the Fuller Challenge. The Savory Institute promotes a practice of grazing which enables cascading benefits across social, ecological, cultural, financial and other forms of capital. As the article highlights, “Improving his land will benefit his business, through better grazing for his animals, less soil and nutrient loss through erosion, and improved retention of water in a region where rainfall averages only about 18 inches a year.” The benefits are virtuous cycles of value creation that further increase the farmer’s and land’s ability to be resilient.

Read the full article by Henry Fountain.