On this episode of the Regenerative Rising Podcast – Elevating Stories, Activating Change, host Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director of Regenerative Rising, speaks with Andrew Hebard, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nature’s Crops International, about the potent story of a little known plant, the humble Ahiflower. Nature’s Crops partners with farmers to grow specialty crops, like Ahiflower along with other specialty crops not typically grown for which Nature’s Crop builds markets to sell into select industries.
During this conversation, Andrew recalls how he and Seleyn met at Regenerative Rising’s 2019 Regenerative Earth Summit and that he became inspired to collaborate with Nature’s Crops’ farmer partners to pivot from conventionally managed cropping systems to almost entirely regeneratively managed land over the span of two growing seasons. He speaks about his quest to find a healthy Omega rich plant that could be cultivated and brought to market. He shares a journey of discovering the humble Ahiflower and how through years of patient trial and error with partnering farmers to find best approaches to large scale cultivation of this shy plant.
You will be inspired by the passionate motivation behind this long pursuit to find a good plant-based fat as a way to reduce the deleterious impact of overfishing on ocean and marine health. Andrew’s deep care for this impact has been the primary driver of his search for a plant that can bring a healthy Omega-rich oil to market that would be versatile in how it can be offered as an ingredient to the food and beverage industry. You’ll learn about how much effort and research is behind this plant’s efficacy and how it brings a healthy plant-based Omega rich fat to our diets. Tune in now to learn about how intention, focus and passion can combine to bring meaningful solutions to the marketplace and into our diets and how our choices can be a powerful ally for better outcomes.
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