Get involved in regenerative agriculture and make a difference!
You can choose the role you play in creating healthy land, healthy food and healthy lives.
Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health is no ordinary conference! HMI invites you to beautiful Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for our 2016 Gathering. Let’s grow together through a field day at the innovative ranch, fine dining, farm-fresh local foods and sessions on numerous health, food and sustainable topics that matter to you, making this an event you won’t forget. “America’s Most Famous Farmer”, Joel Salatin, will be our special keynote speaker. and is sure to inspire us all. Won’t you join us?
October 14-16, 2016
Learn More and Register Here
Sponsor a Farmer or Rancher
When you give to HMI, you help farmers and ranchers heal the land, produce nutrient-dense food and build stronger communities. You can fund a scholarship, help wildlife habitat, increase soil carbon, donate to our African programs and more. See all the ways you can make a difference!
Covering Ground, Free E-Newsletter
Sign up for our free E-Newsletter, Covering Ground. Stay up-to-date with the latest HMI happenings with our free bi-monthly e-Newsletter, Covering Ground. Delivered right to you – new training opportunities, case studies, recipes, contests and more! We will also send you a complimentary window decal to show everyone you’re living #LaVidaLocal!
Join the Local Movement!
#LaVidaLocal is a way for you to show your social media friends and followers how you’re supporting your community. And our #LaVidaLocal blog has lots of great information you can share! Did you visit a farmer’s market this weekend? Is your lunch made with locally-sourced food? Are you a farmer or rancher that sells to your local community? Good for you – you’re living #LaVidaLocal! Go on, share it! (don’t forget to hashtag…)
Send a Free E-Card
Why not send a free e-card to a friend or family member showing them you appreciate their interest in healthy land, healthy food and healthy lives?
Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market This Month
One of the best ways to connect with your local farmers and ranchers is to visit farmer’s markets in your area. While it’s a great place to buy honey and tomatoes, be sure to spend a few minutes talking with the people who are growing and raising your food. They’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Train With Us
Are you a farmer or rancher in need of a financial breakthrough? Are you having trouble holding water on your land or struggling with production? We have the class for you! We offer place-based, online and distance learning courses so you can get the tools you need to build the farm or ranch of your dreams. Come grow with us!
Host a Film Screening
Shop for 5 Local Items
Next time you’re at the grocery store, challenge yourself and your kids to find 5 items grown or produced in your area. Try them out and let your farmer or rancher know what you think. Don’t forget to post on social media and use the hashtag #LaVidaLocal so you can tell your friends and family about the great new products you found!
Attend an Event
Take a look at our event calendar for events near you so you can connect, learn and grow! Meet your local farmers and ranchers and learn about regenerative agriculture practices that are literally changing the world.
Take a Farm/Ranch Field Trip
Field trips aren’t just for kids… Take a day to visit a local farm or ranch and see the pride that farmers and ranchers take in their animals, land and homes. Many hold special tour days where you can feed baby goats, learn to make cheese or take hayrides out into the pasture.
HMI has an on-the-ground learning program centered completely on visiting local farms and ranches – we call it Open Gate. Check it out to see if there’s one happening near you!