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Discover the Roots of Regenerative Agriculture in Indigenous Cultures

By Hannah Arledge While regenerative agriculture has created buzz in recent years, many ideas that seem innovative or groundbreaking often harken back to indigenous ways of stewarding the earth. Thousands of years of cultivation and local adaptations have shown us that best practices are centered around respect and mutuality.  When we talk about regenerative agriculture, […]
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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

By Hannah Arledge The term “regenerative agriculture” seems to mean something slightly different to everyone. In fact, in a study published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, scholars found that “across 229 academic journal articles and 25 practitioner websites… only 51 percent of research articles that used the term supplied any sort of definition. Meanwhile, […]
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Rising to Meet the Need: Global Program Expansion

The following is a session transcript of a conversation hosted as part of our Online Global Conference originally aired on Friday, October 8, 2021. We are launching or expanding work in countries and watersheds around the world: Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Mexico, and even a new country! Meet our program team […]
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Refocusing the Climate Change Conversation: A Conversation about Environmental Restoration

The following is a session transcript of a conversation hosted as part of our Online Global Conference originally aired on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. One of the most important things we can do about climate change is talk about it, but that isn't always easy! Between scientific complexities, surging anxieties, and societal divides, it's hard […]
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Hope Restored: A Conversation About Spiritual Impact

The following is a session transcript of a conversation hosted as part of our Online Global Conference originally aired on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Do trees, farming, and savings really connect people to God? Spiritual renewal is happening around the world through our work. Come learn about the exciting next phase of our commitment to […]
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Empowered Women are Leading the Way

The following is a session transcript of a conversation hosted as part of our Online Global Conference originally aired on Thursday, October 7, 2021. One of the most compelling aspects of our global work is the way women and girls are empowered to lift their communities. In fact, many global observers believe empowered women may […]
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The Change is Real: Measuring Impact & Results

The following is a session transcript of a conversation hosted as part of our Online Global Conference originally aired on Monday, October 4, 2021. We did a deep dive into our work over the past three years and what we discovered will surprise (and encourage) you! What’s working? What are we improving? See our “report […]
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Everything you need to know about drought

By Hannah Arledge Drought can feel like the default setting for those of us living in the western United States. 2021 has only intensified this reality, charting some of the highest temperatures in the American West and pushing us into the second most severe drought in the last 1200 years.  As a result, states like […]
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Eco-discipleship: The act of studying and learning from creation

The Good News of Jesus is Good News for all of creation. One of the core ideas underlying the practice of ecological discipleship (eco discipleship), is drawing closer to God through study and engagement in the natural world. Musician Audrey Assad expresses, “I used to laugh at people who called nature a church. It mystified […]
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The Value of Multilateral Partnerships

Plant With Purpose partners are autonomous but interdependent On the day that Plant With Purpose was established in 1984, two organizations were created as partners. Floresta International was founded in San Diego, California, and would later become known as Plant With Purpose. In the Dominican Republic, Floresta Incorporada was launched, where it continues working to […]
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What's the return for investing in ecosystem restoration?

What happens when you invest in ecosystem restoration? You may have heard a lot about ecosystem restoration lately. On World Environment Day (June 5, 2021), the United Nations launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global effort to help ecosystems from forests to oceans to farmlands recover their health and abundance. As a Christian organization, […]
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Why crop yields don’t tell the whole story

Plant With Purpose participant farmers increase their crop yields by 37% Ending poverty and restoring ecosystems are intertwined goals that cannot be effectively achieved without each other. When nearly nine out of ten people in poverty around the world live rural lives dependent on agricultural livelihoods, the health of their land determines everything from how […]
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Addressing Common Concerns about Planting Trees

Large scale efforts planting trees are growing more popular! Everyone from YouTube influencers to government leaders across the political spectrum are making pledges and launching campaigns to plant large quantities of trees. Countries like Ethiopia and India have broken single day records to plant trees while sustainable lifestyle brands like Tentree have made it an […]
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What does spiritual renewal look like? Here’s a Burundian example.

Here at Plant With Purpose, our vision is to create lasting, holistic transformation in rural communities experiencing poverty and environmental degradation... and we believe that spiritual renewal plays a big part in this. As an environmental organization working through the lens of Christian faith, we believe that our efforts against poverty, climate change, and deforestation […]
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