“Regenerative, not just sustainable.”(Gerardo Martinez)
Every once in a while you meet someone who is doing things that truly improve the world in multiple ways, all the while assuming a manner that is humble and real. Such is Gerardo Martinez. Part farmer, entrepreneur, inventor, futurist, and humanist, Martinez embodies the best of the American spirit in his zeal to bring the many benefits of biodynamic farming, a fully integrated system of agriculture that goes beyond sustainability by capitalizing on the interdependent and mutualistic power of nature to create diverse, self-sustaining biomes.
Located in Edgewater, Maryland, Martinez’s farm, Wildkidacres, is a smooth-running, naturalistic paradise that merges agriculture and aquaculture in a unique, symbiotic, eco-friendly manner. Wildkidacres is also a fully functioning agronomic center, where each animal serves at least two interdependent purposes that contribute to the regenerative magic of the farm.
One of the bioproducts Wildkidacres produces is butanol, a biofuel that promises to revolutionize how we power not only our boats and cars but potentially our homes, businesses, and cities in an environmentally sound manner that reduces both our carbon footprint and the scourge of air pollutants.
Beyond the cutting-edge environmental aspect of Wildkidacres, however, lies an even more important element: human interaction. Having spent time in Cameroon, Africa, Martinez was overwhelmed with the friendly, social nature of the people, leading him to embrace a nexus of organic humanism and nature, which is clearly evident in his work at Wildkidacres. For Martinez, nature and community are inseparable and lie at the heart of his efforts to bring regenerative practices to the forefront of the American psyche, thus changing our relationships with each other, and our environment. As part of these efforts, Wildkidacres features numerous educational programs designed to simultaneously inform and inspire.
So, take a moment and click on the link below to check out a fascinating podcast that allows Martinez to elaborate on the many awesome things he has going on at Wildkidacres. And, if you would like to help Martinez sustain his dream of bringing regenerative living to the world via its educational programming, feel free to make a donation to an extremely worthy cause.
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