Studio Hill is creating books on Ecosystem Restoration through Regenerative Agriculture
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There are easy and practical changes we can make to the ways we manage our human systems that would rebuild the Earth's natural systems and regenerate its natural resources.

With your support, we're hoping to create a series of short guides (60 to 100 pages) in print and e-book form that will offer the practical knowledge—in plain language—that we need to begin and continue making the shift to regenerative agriculture and regenerative economics in our communities.

Since 2012, we have been studying, practicing, and experimenting with ecosystem restoration through agriculture on our 4th-generation family farm in southern Vermont. We've seen amazing results. In the last seven years, we've transistioned all of our production from rarely-profitable conventional fields that produced only hay...to reliably-profitable regenerative pastures that produce forage, hay, chicken, turkey, lamb, sheepskins, and eggs. The bugs, criskets, wild turkeys, deer, foxes, mice, and birds have reappeared on the landscape. And, we're producing far more calories and dollars per acre with almost zero external inputs—all while restarting and strengthening the land's natural water, carbon, and nutrient cycles.



There is tremendous hope in ecosystem restoration through regenerative agriculture. We can feed the world. We can rebuild the natural world. We can increase biodiversity. We can stabilize the climate. We can cool the planet. And the changes we need to do all this aren't scary. They aren't even hard.

We owe all our successes to the guidance of those who have come before us: Allan Savory, Vandana Shiva, Bren Smith, Gabe Brown, Joel Salatin, and others. The mistakes we have made are our own. And we happily share both with you in these guides.

Your support will play a key role in helping us to make this book series real.

Our Presently-Planned Books in the Guide Series

(subject to change)

  1. Guide to Improving Water Quality

    1. Part One of this book will explain why we're running into problems of water quality and water availablity more than ever before.
    2. Part Two of this book will provide states, towns, regions, and farmers some strategies for treating the water problems we're facing today.
  2. Guide to Improving Nutrition in Our Food

    1. Part One of this book will explain why our food—even "healthy" food—is less nutritious than ever and why that is leading to a global human health epidemic.
    2. Part Two of this book will provide strategies for finding or growing actually nutritious food for your family or community.
  3. Guide to Improving Crop Yield with Fewer (or Zero) Inputs

    1. Part One of this book will examine the reasons behind the declining crop yields and rising crop inputs in most production fields.
    2. Part Two will explain how to create a stack-enterprise farming system that wil reduce your inputs and increase your yields.

The Studio Hill Team

  • Caroline McDougall is the 4th-generation of her family to farm on Studio Hill. She is a regenerative farmer, photographer, artist, Airbnb wizard, mother—and, when she has time, a wood-whittler.
  • Jesse McDougall is a regenerative farmer at Studio Hill. He serves on the advisory board for Soil4Climate and was the author of the first regenerative agriculture legislation. He is also a father, dial-twister, public speaker, and author.
  • Miranda Richardson is Head Shepherdess and Able-Helper-with-Everything-Else at Studio Hill. She is a University of Rhode Island graduate with a degree in animal science. She is also an equestrian, avid reader, and amateur printmaker in her free time.
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Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

Supporter
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- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

Benefactor
$20 or more per month

- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

- A Studio Hill t-shirt or cap.

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- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

- A Studio Hill t-shirt or cap.

- A Studio Hill woodblock print for your home.

Regenerator
$100 or more per month

- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

- A Studio Hill t-shirt or cap.
- A Studio Hill woodblock print for your home.

- Free signed paperback copies of all guides.

Goals
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If we're able to reach $1,000/month we will produce a podcast episode with a regenerative farmer, in which we discuss the practices and movement.
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There are easy and practical changes we can make to the ways we manage our human systems that would rebuild the Earth's natural systems and regenerate its natural resources.

With your support, we're hoping to create a series of short guides (60 to 100 pages) in print and e-book form that will offer the practical knowledge—in plain language—that we need to begin and continue making the shift to regenerative agriculture and regenerative economics in our communities.

Since 2012, we have been studying, practicing, and experimenting with ecosystem restoration through agriculture on our 4th-generation family farm in southern Vermont. We've seen amazing results. In the last seven years, we've transistioned all of our production from rarely-profitable conventional fields that produced only hay...to reliably-profitable regenerative pastures that produce forage, hay, chicken, turkey, lamb, sheepskins, and eggs. The bugs, criskets, wild turkeys, deer, foxes, mice, and birds have reappeared on the landscape. And, we're producing far more calories and dollars per acre with almost zero external inputs—all while restarting and strengthening the land's natural water, carbon, and nutrient cycles.



There is tremendous hope in ecosystem restoration through regenerative agriculture. We can feed the world. We can rebuild the natural world. We can increase biodiversity. We can stabilize the climate. We can cool the planet. And the changes we need to do all this aren't scary. They aren't even hard.

We owe all our successes to the guidance of those who have come before us: Allan Savory, Vandana Shiva, Bren Smith, Gabe Brown, Joel Salatin, and others. The mistakes we have made are our own. And we happily share both with you in these guides.

Your support will play a key role in helping us to make this book series real.

Our Presently-Planned Books in the Guide Series

(subject to change)

  1. Guide to Improving Water Quality

    1. Part One of this book will explain why we're running into problems of water quality and water availablity more than ever before.
    2. Part Two of this book will provide states, towns, regions, and farmers some strategies for treating the water problems we're facing today.
  2. Guide to Improving Nutrition in Our Food

    1. Part One of this book will explain why our food—even "healthy" food—is less nutritious than ever and why that is leading to a global human health epidemic.
    2. Part Two of this book will provide strategies for finding or growing actually nutritious food for your family or community.
  3. Guide to Improving Crop Yield with Fewer (or Zero) Inputs

    1. Part One of this book will examine the reasons behind the declining crop yields and rising crop inputs in most production fields.
    2. Part Two will explain how to create a stack-enterprise farming system that wil reduce your inputs and increase your yields.

The Studio Hill Team

  • Caroline McDougall is the 4th-generation of her family to farm on Studio Hill. She is a regenerative farmer, photographer, artist, Airbnb wizard, mother—and, when she has time, a wood-whittler.
  • Jesse McDougall is a regenerative farmer at Studio Hill. He serves on the advisory board for Soil4Climate and was the author of the first regenerative agriculture legislation. He is also a father, dial-twister, public speaker, and author.
  • Miranda Richardson is Head Shepherdess and Able-Helper-with-Everything-Else at Studio Hill. She is a University of Rhode Island graduate with a degree in animal science. She is also an equestrian, avid reader, and amateur printmaker in her free time.

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Grassroots
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Receive a peronal thank you.

Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

Supporter
$10 or more per month

- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

Benefactor
$20 or more per month

- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

- A Studio Hill t-shirt or cap.

Champion
$50 or more per month

- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

- A Studio Hill t-shirt or cap.

- A Studio Hill woodblock print for your home.

Regenerator
$100 or more per month

- Receive a peronal thank you.

- Free digital copies of all guides, as they are published.

- We'll print your name on the supporter page in the latest book.

- A Studio Hill t-shirt or cap.
- A Studio Hill woodblock print for your home.

- Free signed paperback copies of all guides.