We work to grow the health of agricultural lands and the communities that steward them using ecological, financial and social capital.
Catalyzing the greater ecosystem of soil health by funding the non-profits that work with agricultural communities.
Managing land in partnership with nature and livestock to build healthy soil, restore biodiversity, and grow nutrient-dense food and wine at Paicines Ranch.
Re-establishing humanity’s deep reverence for the natural world by educating, inspiring and connecting people with new ideas and networks that advance soil health through the Paicines Ranch Learning Center.
Investing in individuals who are most deeply in relationship with land–-farmers, ranchers and practitioners--and the businesses they own.
We work to grow the health of agricultural lands and the communities that steward them using ecological, investment, philanthropic and social capital.
The #NoRegrets Initiative is an integrated relationship-centered approach to land and asset management that uses a variety of capital – ecological, investment, philanthropic and social – to grow the health of agricultural lands and the communities that steward them. This work is done through Paicines Ranch, Cienega Capital, Globetrotter Foundation and the Paicines Ranch Learning Center.
NRI Retrospective: A Note from Sallie Calhoun on 7 years of NoRegrets
We are now almost 7 years into the No Regrets Initiative, and I have been doing some reflecting, partially prompted by an update of the NRI website. When we started work on the site 7 years ago, conversations around healthy soils, regenerative agriculture, and climate change were rare. One of our main goals was to highlight the significance of soil as a carbon sink that could be important in climate mitigation. We created a primer to share many of the resources that we knew of about healthy soil, which we had been unable to find anywhere else. Our target audience was philanthropists and investors because of the small amount of funding that was flowing into the space. To say that the world has changed would be a dramatic understatement.