The Nutriculture Movement
We are a grassroots movement to advance food quality beyond "Organic" to a higher standard based on nutrient content. We are farmers, gardeners, consumers, chefs, marketers, nutritionists, processors, and more, united by common concern for human health, community food security and global climate stability.
Our goal is regeneration of human beings by restoring nutrition, integrity, energy, flavor, wholeness, health, and authentic, original culture to food, our food system, and soils that grow our food.
While this website is based in western Washington, this movement is rooted in local and regional groups in every part of the United States, with initiatives in Canada, Mexico, Scotland, Australia, Japan, America, and Africa. Care of soil to grow food with complete nutrition is a common concern in all countries and communities.
Biocarbon, Minerals & Microbes
Nutriculture soil management is based on these three categories of amendments. Whereas 20th Century agriculture was based on N-P-K fertilizers, Nutriculture's sustainable soil fertility arises from different understanding and materials.
Two key concepts are "complete" and "balance.
"Complete" means providing -- not one or a few nutrients -- but instead providing all factors required for growth and health.
"Balance" is the insight that each factor must be present in functional relationsips to oher factors. A key example of this is Carbon/Nitrogen ratio.
Meet Our Nutriculture Team
Nature is complexity packed in simplicity, diversity built on individuality.
Just so, our Nutriculture advocates & activists are assorted backgrounds, skills, perspectives, and purposes.
Together, we're laying a foundation for food quality, farm production & market standards
to land us in 21st Century culture, community & consciousness.
Our principal visionaries, leaders and teachers are
Norm Baker, Gary Kline, Mike Maki and David Yarrow.
Norm Baker & Gary Kline
Founders, Teachers, Elders
Two leaders for decades of sustainable paths and methods, such as humic acid, biochar, mineral balance and microbe-friendly management.
Visionary, Entrepreneur, Networker
Build better business models, test new technologies and scale up small systems for a sustainable future
Outreach & Education
Organic Revolutionary helped create USDA Certified Organic in New York. Now in Washington to support a regional farm & food system based on Carbon-Smart Nutriculture.
Nutriculture is at a beginning. We are part of the birth of a new movement for quality food in America. Some of us participated in the organic revolution that brought "USDA Certified Organic" to nearly all food stores. Corporate agribusiness is joining in a huge, rapid expansion of US organic food economy.
It is time to go "beyond organic" to a higher, sharper, more focused standard of quality. We offer two new metrics to measure our food quality; nutrient-dense and carbon-smart.
Everyone must eat. Each meal is an opportunity to choose our common planetary future. By choosing to buy and eat nutrient-dense food grown by carbon-smart agriculture, we address three critical challenges blocking a human future: food supply, degenerative disease & climate change.