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“The road to success is always under construction.”

— Lily Tomlin

As, apparently, is this website. That said: if you want to learn about online courses and workshops, working together 1-on-1, or subscribing to The Farm Ecologist emails, head on over to the MemberVault site here. You’ll find more details there about my background and the work that I do.

In a nutshell, I do work that advances and shares the science of regenerative agriculture.

I’m an ecological researcher with experience around the globe (except Asia, Antarctica and the Pacific Islands) and passionate about turning my skills to the betterment of human habitat and agriculture.

My primary interests are working with natural processes to encourage multiple aspects of health (soil, human, ecological) through appropriate placement of perennials, animals, and water.

Increasingly, I am focusing on:

        • supporting and working with women-owned and women-run agricultural ventures, particularly with women as property/title holders;
        • learning (and in some cases, relearning) some of the well-developed statistical and modelling methods that provide alternatives to traditional null hypothesis testing, p-value reliance and standard methodologies, in order to grapple with complex systems and ‘wicked problems’ with more appropriate tools; and
        • livestock-integrated agroforestry, with a very keen interest in reduction of zoonotic (animal-to-human) and livestock diseases.

To these ends, I’m working on developing and reviewing examples of my past work, both as an ecologist and evolutionary biologist and as a farmer, to share on this site. (In online biz parlance, I’m building content – but it’s slow going.)

If you’d like to find out more, get in touch through email . I respond within 48 hours.

Keep calm, and keep growing.

P.S. Here’s a joke for you:

Two farmers are in a field trying to figure out which sheep belongs to one another.
“Stop me if you herd this one.”

[Thanks to Ashley Harris of Iowa for that one!

P.P.S. If you’ve got a great content creator to recommend (or are one yourself), I’m looking to hire in the next 3 to 6 months , potentially for a long-term position on The Farm Ecologist team. Does a phrase like “the science of regenerative agriculture” inspire? Then by all means, have them (or yourself) get in touch.