Posted on Apr 11, 2021

EcoStewardship: Kiss the Ground Film Discussion

Thank you to all who attended the Kiss the Ground Documentary Discussion put on by the Twin Cities Rotary Eco Club. A big thank you to Liz and Tom who put this together and to Karlie, Cody, and Grant for being great speakers and resources for regenerative farming.  If you missed the event we encourage everyone to still watch the movie.  
We came up with several action ideas that you can take now.  Club actions are being explored and we'll be back to share more! 
Individual Action Ideas from our film discussion: 
1. Continue to learn:  
  • Watch the 20-minute documentary Farmer’s Footprint. This film features the trials, learnings and victories of the four generation Breitkreutz family from Stoney Creek Farm transitioning from conventional farming to regenerative agriculture in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
  • Listen to the podcast Unrestricted, with Ben Leber, featuring Ten Creek Rangeby Stoney Creek Farm / RegenAg (1 hour, 20 min.) – 
  • Listen to the on-going podcast Field Work – their tagline is “Conventional farmers, sustainable talk. A podcast for farmers, by farmers.” Focuses on Minnesota and Iowa agriculture. Produced in part by MPR’s Water Main
  • Find out what education is happening at the MN State Fair on regenerative agriculture.
2. Make responsible consumer choices
  • Buy from farmers using regenerative practices. Here is an international search engine to find farms near you.
  • Buy from local growers – find an extensive list at .
  • Ask growers about their farming practices. By asking if they use any chemical pesticides or fertilizers, if they till the land frequently, if they cover crop, use organic mulch, rotate livestock, or compost you can get an idea of what they are doing to encourage carbon sequestration on their farms.
  • Contact Ten Creek Range about purchasing from them – or They are delivering product to the Twin Cities periodically, information is on the website.
3. Spread the word
  • Encourage friends, family, colleagues to learn (#1 above) and consumer responsibly (#2 above)
  • Educate consumers about regenerative farming.
  • Find ways to connect consumers to the producers using regenerative farming methods.