Ep 132. Evan Folds on Life Force, Growing Soil, and the Power of Regenerative Agriculture
Have you given consideration to the foundations of your farm, and your diet?
Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast we’re proud to host Evan Folds, aka “The Soil Doctor” of Be Agriculture located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Evan got his start in agriculture by starting a retail garden center called Progressive Gardens in 2002 that specialized in hydroponic and beyond organic gardening techniques, including composting, aquaponics, urban farming, compost tea, organic lawn care, and so much more. With the creation of Be Agriculture in January 2018, Evan brought all of his experience into focus with the goal of creating a regional regenerative agriculture system in Southeastern North Carolina, and connecting this effort to the growing awareness of the power of regenerative agriculture. Tune in to hear all about The Soil Doctor’s journey to and throughout his highly specialized field of agriculture!
In This Episode:
How Evan got into agriculture 0:58
What “activated water” is and what kind of work Evan does with it 12:56
About Evan’s involvement with food deserts 20:20
Evan’s take on the motivations of the “sickness system” 38:28
Where you can find out more about Evan and Be Agriculture 56:54
About the Guest:
Evan Folds is an impact entrepreneur and business strategist with a focus on regenerative agriculture. His consulting platform Be Agriculture (www.BeAgriculture.com) works with clients across the landscape of agriculture, and advocates for healthy people, plants, and planet through living soil methods. So the Earth may be healed.
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Resources and mentions
Website – https://www.beagriculture.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/beagriculture
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/beagriculture/
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanfolds/
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