RegenAG® is an alliance of farming families who are committed to helping regenerate Australia's farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods. RegenAG®’s charter is to provide farmers, land holders and communities with education and training opportunities to learn from the world’s most innovative and effective regenerative agriculture practitioners in a wide range of fields:
Holistic Management® / Keyline® / Pasture Cropping / Biofertilisers / Chromatography/ Microbe reproduction/ Building Local Food Systems / Beyond Organic Farming / Integrated Farm Design and more...
Our unique line up of instructors are some of the very innovators currently smashing records across the globe for on-farm profits, topsoil creation, creating oasis from wastelands and building local markets through regenerative techniques. They have proven that regenerative agriculture can be extremely profitable, scalable, replicable, understood and enthusiastically implemented when the opportunity for learning those techniques is presented and made available. Our courses, practical workshops and events provide access to and empower participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to transform our landscapes, food systems and communities.
We are committed to supporting our learning communities post course through our RegenAG® Farmer's Network and collaboration with regional bodies, Landcare organisations and local councils to provide practical assistance during transition and to facilitate opportunities for further knowledge transfer within regions around Australia. All the regenerative methodologies and techniques we teach and promote work together as a powerful 'tool kit' to regenerate Australia's farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods.
We believe that by empowering farmers, landholders, consumers and professional organisations with the RegenAG® ‘tool kit’ to regenerative profitability in all it's manifestations, the potential beyond this for broad-scale community profitability and environmental regeneration as a result, is unlimited.
RegenAG® believes in promoting:
- Beyond sustainable and beyond organic forms of production that regenerate soils,environments, communities and profits
- Regenerative agricultural practices such that they become the accepted mainstream conventional methods
- Healthy, chemical free food and environments as the right of every person to enjoy
- Profitable family farming as the backbone of Australian rural communities
- Poly-enterprise farming on a single land base, that assures diversification, resilience and addresses land-use pressures
- Entrepreneurship through supporting young people in getting involved in agriculture
- Strong community ownership and re-localisation of our economies
RegenAG® The story so far…
RegenAG® Regenerative Agriculture was founded in 2010 by a collaborative alliance of four farming families throughout Australia whom were already proactively and independently involved in Regenerative Agriculture education for farmers and landmanagers, concerned with the future of agriculture globally and committed to making a change here in Australia; Darren Doherty and Lisa Heenan (HeenanDoherty VIC), Ben Falloon and Nina Grunder (Taranaki Farm VIC), Nick Ritar and Kirsten Bradley (Milkwood Permaculture NSW) and Kym and Georgina Kruse (FreeRange Permaculture QLD).
Together the familes brought to RegenAG® a unique and complimentary skill set that enabled RegenAG® to host courses, workshops and events with some of the worlds best practitioners in Regenerative farming methodologies throughout Australia, quickly establishing itself as a leader in it’s field and popularising the word ‘regenerative’ into the agricultural vernacular.
RegenAG® Regenerative Agriculture is delighted and extremely proud that it's name has since been adopted by other independent organisations around the globe to represent and progress their own Regenerative Agriculture endeavours, giving these important methodologies a much larger global voice and farmers everywhere opportunities for regenerative education, action and change.
In RegenAG®’s short life, we have reached thousands of farmers, held multiple events, workshops and short courses and developed essential collaborative relationships with farmers, Natural Resource Management groups, Catchment Management Authorities, Landcare organisations and local councils across Australia.
RegenAG® who are we:
Kym Kruse – Co Founding Director
Designer, Consultant, Educator, Community Developer
Kym is a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator who works with farmers, natural resource management groups, local government and industry representatives, schools, sustainable backyard developers and indigenous communities across a wide range of bioregions, farms, watersheds andurban environments. Kym’s background is in Integrated Rice and Duck Cultivation, Permaculture Design and Regenerative Agriculture methodology.
Kym has co-founded: FreeRange Permaculture, non-forprofit community group Permaculture Cairns, King Brown Technologies and RegenAG®.Currently Kym works for RegenAG® to establish collaborative regional partnerships, farmer to farmer networks and convenes Regenerative Agriculture events around Australia.He is an entertaining speaker well known for his passionate and whole-hearted persistent promotion of how thoughtful design and Regenerative Agriculture can build the future for resilient, profitableand regenerative farming and urban communities.
Georgina Kruse – Director
Educator, Manager, Designer
Georgina is a Permaculture designer, educator and manager. She is passionate about schoolgardens, local food and creating resilient, vibrant communities.Georgina’s professional background as a Primary school teacher has seen her heavily involved indesigning and developing FreeRange Permaculture’s school garden projects.