WHO WE ARE
Growing our health and wealth for a better tomorrow
Regenerate Earth was established in January 2019 after having previously been Healthy Soils Australia since 2005. Our core team has been guiding and supporting leaders to find innovative ways, particularly across Australia, to increase the amount of land being transitioned to regenerative agriculture management.
It is our goal to provide soil-related solutions, to inspire and support a more regenerative agriculture community and, through our wide networks, make these practices accessible and available to all, both in Australia and throughout the world.
More and more people have become aware of the power of regenerative practices to restore health to our climate, our communities and ourselves. Education is required to help those who have just started out on this path, as well as those who have been on board with these practices for some time. They have become our friends, as well as our partners.
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem solvers who can bring different perspectives to a problem as well as progressive ideas and bold actions, and who are willing to take risks. This is the power of our core team of hand-picked specialists and the reason we have been established upon a strong foundation of knowledge and support.
Regenerate Earth works with graziers, farmers, scientists, advocates, business and local, state and federal government on industry strategies, government policies and community initiatives. We invite you to join our group, and our conversation, for the health and wealth of the people of this planet and thereby a better tomorrow for all.
The RE team are farmers, graziers, scientists, foresters, filmmakers and environmentalists. They are people passionately connected to the earth through acts and ideals. They are also lovers of food, family, and community.
Walter Jehne is an internationally recognized soil microbiologist and innovation strategist. He has immense field and research experience in soils, grasslands, agriculture and forests at local, national (CSIRO and Science Adviser to Australia’s National Soil Advocate), and international (UN) level. Walter's specialisation is the role of soil microbes’ symbiotic processes in the ecology of diseases, plant health, nutrient and waste cycling, soil pedogenesis and the regeneration of bio-systems.
Decades of research have made him expert in plant root ecology, mycorrhizal fungi, glomalin, and soil carbon formation. He also has worked on biology's enormous influences in hydrological cycles, weather patterns, regional and global cooling, and cloud formation and rain precipitation. Recent work has focused on commercializing leading bio-innovations which will urgently help restore agro-ecosystems and urban agriculture and ecologies. Walter is determined to advance the practical verification, application and extension of these innovations, including for cities and their supply chains, to sustain the current 8 billion and projected 10 billion people by mid-century.