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On today’s episode, our guest is the agroecologist, systems thinker, educator, and author Nicole Masters. Originally from New Zealand, Nicole is one of the most well-respected voices on soil health and ecologically responsible grazing practices. She is also the author of the excellent book For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems.

In this conversation, Nicole and Ed discuss her life-long connection to nature and the land, her early career that included growing avocados and being a worm farmer, her move from New Zealand to the American West, her process for writing, some common misconceptions about the idea of food scarcity, and much more.

Our Guest

Nicole Masters is an independent agroecologist, pattern thinker, author and educator. For over two decades, Nicole has been recognized as a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker on the topic of soil health.

Her experience has spanned diverse sectors from community gardens and horticulture, to vermiculture, compost tea production and diverse multi-species systems. Her company, Integrity Soils, delivers coaching and educational programs to producers and organizations spanning over 29 million acres. In 2021 Integrity Soils shifted away from in-person consultancy, to focus on training the next generation of coaches.

Her book titled “For the Love of Soil; Strategies to Regenerate our Food Production Systems” showcases examples of the tools and principles producers are using to regenerate their soils.

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