Evan Folds

is creating a Food Movement to grow healthy people, plants & planet!

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First and foremost, I want to thank you for being here and considering to support me and my projects. I have dedicated my life to changing the world for the better through agriculture, that is what i am here to do. I believe agriculture to be the source AND the solution to basically every issue we face as humans on Mother Earth.   

Recently I made the decision to back out of the traditional businesses I founded and operated for the past 15 years. My passions are teaching and writing, and I am now embarking on several projects that will allow me to engage directly in these endeavors.  

The first is called Be Agriculture. I have always conducted business through product development and sales, I am now reinventing myself as an educator and a writer.

The plan is to develop free content through a dedicated blog, and make myself available through recorded courses and in-person consultation to help people develop what I call "Personal Agriculture" through better eating, better buying, better growing.

We are further from our food than we have ever been before. What we eat has become unconscious and agriculture is being conducted for the wrong reasons - food is no longer our medicine. The following principles guide my work: 

  1. Be a Farmer, Start a Garden 
  2. Get to Know Your Food 
  3. Take Your Buying Power Seriously 
Better agriculture starts through healthy perspective - what we think, we grow. Not everyone can grow their own food and medicine, but everyone can be a righteous part of agriculture - eating is an agricultural act and our buying power drives the food system.

Get in the kitchen and cook more, get to know a local farmer, grow at least one thing that you eat, and take your health into your own hands! 

If you are a seasoned grower or you want to get started growing your own food or medicine, and you decide to become a patron at the $50 level or above, you will receive direct email and/or phone access to me for garden coaching or farm consulting...anytime. 

The second project is a book I am writing with Dr. Maurice Werness that we are calling The Food Movement. We met years ago and from the beginning believed that we were called to do more with the knowledge we have been blessed with to help people. My dialogue on the central importance of soil and methods to heal agriculture mirrored his thoughts and abilities towards growing healthy humans, and we believe food is the union of soil and spirit. 

Both Dr. Werness and I have experienced and intimately understand the value of life force in food, and the powerful and life changing influence healthy foods grown in living soil can have on people. We are in the beginning stages of creating the content to communicate this message in book form, and the purpose of this page is to seek support to bring this to reality. 

As it is with many entrepreneurs and people pursuing their passion, I have been working a long time to develop the landscape and platform to do this important work. Of course, I was not pursuing this track "on purpose", but they have resulted in a breadth of experience that qualifies me to deliver information in a way that I believe will be powerful and impactful for humanity.

Here is a listing of my experience and background...I founded a retail organic/hydroponic garden center called Progressive Gardens, owned an organic lawn care company called A Natural Approach, developed a Food Lawns project designed to localize and decentralize farming, had a commercial wheatgrass/microgreen growing operation for almost a decade, founded a product development/distribution company called Progressive Farms that formulated beyond organic growing products and manufactured the Microbe Maker compost tea system, operated a 14-acre market vegetable farm for three seasons, and I am currently an active and published writer for many International gardening publications and a partner in the Farm-A-Yard project and a frequent guest on the Farm-A-Yard Podcast that encourages homeowner to grow food, not lawns.

My favorite quote is from a hero of mine named Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). It comes from the preface to The Agriculture Course, lectures he delivered in 1924 to farmers asking for methods to regenerate the life force of their farms and represent the birth of biodynamic agriculture. When Steiner was asked why despite his constant stimulus people’s inner guidance and spiritual impulse was so weak, his thought provoking and surprising answer was as follows:

"This is a problem of nutrition. Nutrition as it is to-day does not supply the strength necessary for manifesting the spirit in physical life. A bridge can no longer be built from thinking to will and action. Food plants no longer contain the forces people need for this.

For me, this is it. If we fix food, we fix ourselves.

I see a new age for humanity dawning. The old ways of doing things are no longer working, and new ways of organizing ourselves and conducting life are emerging. We can change the world for the better by doing our part to bring about the integration of natural and spiritual principles like regenerative agriculture and anthroposophy with human-centered technology like the blockchain. This union can bring an abundance and joy that the world has never seen, and allow every human to pursue the point of their passion in this lifetime. 

I truly believe the best is yet to come. I am asking for your help and your patronage to do this important work, and I intend to provide incentive and access over time as the work comes together, and I promise to not to let you down. 

The future is open-source and decentralized. In this spirit I invite you to connect with me and my work, so the Earth may be healed.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions, and once again, thank you for being here and supporting this work! 
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This would be an amazing first step towards achieving my goals of developing a world class educational platform with Be Agriculture and writing The Food Movement.  
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