Currently serving as Program Director for Campaigns, Beth has been with EarthShare for 15 years and serves its communities and campaign partnerships as a liaison for member relations, workplace giving campaign planning and execution, and more. Beth received a bachelor’s degree in marine science from Coastal Carolina University, with a minor in environmental science, and she has been passionate about protecting the environment since she was in elementary school. Her role at EarthShare allows her to fulfill her life-long dream of “being the change she wants to see,” working to support the environmental organizations she is passionate about, and connecting people to causes that are important to them.
Beth currently lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of southwestern Virginia. In her free time, she is an active community organizer, but is easily distracted by Parks and Recreation, a live music show, crafting, or plotting her next wilderness adventure.
National Young Farmers Coalition is an EarthShare Nonprofit Partner dedicated to championing policies that recognize farming as a public service and building connection between people and the land in the face of our ongoing climate crisis. By supporting young farmers with resources and training, and by sharing their stories, National Young Farmers Coalition strives to remake our food systems to be more equitable, just, and sustainable—ideal for both people and planet.
Meet the folks behind National Young Farmers Coalition and learn about the work they’re doing every day to help young farmers and our environment.
As the name suggests, for lands to be habitable by humans and other living organisms, they must be able to produce and support life. Today, 29% of land on earth is barren and unable to support life (microbes not withstanding); either covered by glaciers or made up of rocky or sedimentary terrain such as deserts, salt flats, sand dunes, and beaches.
Regenerative agriculture is the practice of enriching the land through farming and other agricultural practices; an effort that has been led by Indigenous Communities for thousands of years. Rather than stripping the ground of its nutrients, regenerative practices add to the health and strength of the soil and the overall ecosystem. In essence, it is a decolonization of agriculture as a whole.
It is, “a pathway to an abundant and resilient future…shifting from the narrative of human dominion to one of healing our relationship with the Earth” (One Earth). As a result, farms become more resistant to climate-related threats such as drought, flooding, and extreme shifts in temperature.
Sustainable agriculture is the first step forward to achieving regenerative agriculture. This is accomplished through the introduction of practices to improve environmental health, reduce the use of freshwater and harmful pesticides, and improve carbon storage in the soil.