Category Archives: Resilient Agriculture

I Graduated … so “Where Does Agriculture Fit In?”

And does it?! I was asked this in the comments to the post of my convocation photos on Facebook. Excellent question! But my answer still needs work. Here it is as it continues to emerge. My attention has been towards … Continue reading

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Nuffield Scholar Brings Regenerative Farming into the Centre of the Conversation

I am so excited to see 2019 Canada Nuffield Scholar Ryan Boyd talking about regenerative farming in the Alberta Express. I can’t wait to be reading his report. I will have to be patient! He has barely got started with … Continue reading

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Sacred Life, Sacred Seed and Agriculture 3.0

Some writers are using the term ‘Agriculture 3.0’ (which refers to a future agriculture), to represent different versions of industrial agriculture (agriculture 2.0). Its use is already falling into the same problem that ‘sustainability’ fell into (see blog post). The … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Doing Away with the Term “Sustainable”

In my Nuffield study report,  I argue that the use of the term ‘sustainability’ in agriculture is outdated. I conclude that the 3 legged model (see needs to be replaced with a 5 pillar model for ‘resilience’. In a … Continue reading

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Farming can Mitigate Climate Change

Agriculture 3.0 (resilient agriculture) mitigates climate change by sequestering carbon.

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Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Gayl is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Keeping Traditional Farming Knowledge Alive

I would like to share a story published by the Independent European Daily Express ( , Feb 1 2013) about the benefits of traditional farming practices in surviving extreme weather events such as those that we are experiencing more and … Continue reading

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