What to watch and listen to

A selection from the PfL team of recent videos and podcasts.

For farmers:

Farmgate podcast

Farm Gate is the regenerative agriculture podcast, focussed on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics covered are relevant for everyone who eats, but is particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals, and policy-makers. Host ffinlo Costain, chief executive of Farmwel and founder of the Food & Global Security Network, brings listeners stories of the people and solutions that are shaping a regenerative future for food and agriculture.

Farmerama Radio

An award-winning podcast sharing the voices behind regenerative farming. Each month, they feature farmers and growers rebuilding our food and ecosystems from the ground up.

Carbon Calling conference Youtube channel

You can watch many of the sessions from the Carbon Calling conference 2023 on the Carbon Calling Youtube channel.

Carbon Calling is a conference centred around farmers sharing ideas, knowledge, success and failure. It’s about thinking about how we do things in a new way. The chat is free flowing and open; rooted in the principles of regenerative farming, working with nature and improving our land, as opposed to depleting it.

John Kempf podcast

Podcast by John Kempf, a top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming, who founded Advancing Eco Agriculture in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who are growing that supply.

The podcast is for professional growers and agronomists who want to learn about the science and principles of regenerative agriculture systems to increase quality, yield, and profitability. Many farmers and scientists have gained fascinating insights into farming practices which can regenerate soil health, plant health, and ecosystem health. Often these insights are not widely known.

Tree Amble

Podcast series by Pete Leeson of the Woodland Trust. Pete discovers how land managers are restoring biodiversity, while navigating the economic challenges within farming today. One of the latest episodes features Honorary Vice President of Pasture for Life, Fidelity Weston.

For everyone:


8point9.com features new articles daily, many of which will be relevant to PfL members, and a newsweek podcast which goes out on a Friday.

Groundswell Youtube channel

You can watch many of the sessions from Groundswell 2023 on the Groundswell Youtube channel. The annual Groundswell Festival provides a forum for farmers, growers, or anyone interested in food production and the environment to learn about the theory and practical applications of regenerative farming systems.

Clear Campaign podcast series

CLEAR have been doing a podcast series with Glen Burrows (ex marketing director at the Ethical Butcher) interviewing a range of people involved in food and farming and looking at the issue of labelling. Listen to episode 8 with Executive Director of Pasture for Life, Jimmy Woodrow.

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast

The Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast talk to the pioneers in the regenerative food and agriculture space to learn more on how to put our money to work to regenerate soil, people, local communities and ecosystems while making an appropriate and fair return.

Abergavenny Food Festival at 25

Sheila Dillon has been going to the festival for many years, and in this programme finds out why Abergavenny Food Festival has had such success, how it continues to stay relevant, and what impact it has beyond the town.

BBC Sounds, Great Lives

Episode on Lady Eve Balfour’s incredible, lifelong commitment to the organic farming movement. She was founder of The Soil Association and author of “The Living Soil” before anyone was talking about the soil being alive. Johnnie Balfour, Chair of the Pasture for Life Board, is her great nephew and mentioned in the episode.

BBC News on Wednesday 27th September at 10pm

PfL certified farmers Paul & Nic Renison, of Renison’s Farm in Cumbria, were on BBC news. Paul is also one of our “Pasture and Profit” North programme mentors. Their 400 acre farm has been split into smaller pastures, with the herd moved into a new field every day. The idea is that the herd are similar to buffalo on the plains, with the farmers keeping them moving as predators would be doing. The cattle fertilise the soil and then it’s left for 60 days to restore itself before being grazed again. Paul and Nic have planted trees and hedgerows. Their efforts have paid off with 50 different species of bird now breeding on their farm. Watch 24 minutes 49 seconds to 26 minutes and 25 seconds.

Save Our Wild Isles: Hungry For Change

There’s two bits of footage that feature PfL certified Hill Top Farm in Yorkshire run by Neil Heseltine. Neil at 17:45 – 19:32 and again at 20:17 -22:14

Second episode of Wild Isles

The footage of PfL certified Knepp Starts at 20:57


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