This regenerative gift guide features products produced through through regenerative supply chains in support of regenerative farming and agroecology, as well as land and cultural sovereignty. Each item is regenerative, ethical, sustainable, and equitable … there are even some vegan friendly gifts in there!
The tradition of winter gift-giving holds its roots in pagan rituals held before co-opted Christianity domesticated land based traditions into its own stories. Eventually turning what began as offerings to the land and to community, into a marketing opportunity.
In an effort to turn back towards the more honourable intentions gift giving stems from, I’ve focused this gift guide on products made through regenerative farming and traditional land care, cultivated through small holder farms, and crafted by businesses who support those working to challenge consumerist and capitalist norms.
9 REGENERATIVE GIFT IDEAS
As the proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”, so planting a tree in the name of your loved one is a gift that keeps on giving for future generations as well. Treedom trees are planted in small holder agroforestry projects helping to enhance soil, fauna, flora and biosphere, while drawing down carbon from its overpopulation in the atmosphere and back in the soil where it contributes to life of all beings. By gifting a family member or friend a Treedom tree you are helping to regenerate land, health and community.
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Made with the byproducts of regenerative farms, rewilding projects and gardens, beeswax candles cultivated through agrochemical-free bee tending create a regenerative gift to give. Click here to select an agroecologically farmed (or gardened) regenerative candle maker within the man made boarders you dwell in.
Made with the byproducts of regenerative farms and rewilding projects tallow soap brings us back to soap’s known origins, offering a lesson in history which reminds us of the relationship we once held with the living world and how this kinship led us to ‘invent’ great things. Click here to select a agroecologically cultivated regenerative soap maker in the bioregion you dwell in.
The LWA’s 2021 Another Farm is Possible! Calendar showcases twelve agroecologically minded farms and land care / access projects in the UK embodying the regeneration transformation we need to enhance land access and food sovereignty. Each story is brought to life with 12 original lino cuts by Rosanna Morris and the funds raised will go directly toward supporting the work of the Landworkers’ Alliance and the land carers they support.
A beautiful way to support keepers of wisdom is to buy their books, sharing their words and work with friends and family to help them delve into the world of regeneration and the intrinsically woven subjects of equity, sacred ecology, and decolonized history. Click Here to view a reading list of the books which have inspired me and enhanced my understanding of these subjects and the lived experiences of others. There are links to purchase from independent book shops here in UK and ‘USA’ where available. Many are published by employee-owned company – aka alternative to capitalism – Chelsea Green
The only vegan leather I know of that isn’t massively pollutive is JORD’s (Danish for ‘earth’) Suberhide™ , which combines hand-harvested FSC certified Portuguese cork combined with a naturally occurring biopolymer (so biodegradable and plastic-free substance) which creates a resilient biodegradable fabric. When responsibly cultivated, cork can be harvested without cutting the tree down once every 9-12 years. According to WWF, a hand-harvested cork oak tree absorbs up to 5 times more CO2 than an unharvested cork tree.
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Climate Beneficial™ wool scarves are pricey, but they support soil-to-knit sovereignty of the farmers, artisans and biosphere in your community. These scarves are made Climate Beneficial™ through community-led carbon negative, regenerative, agroecological farming practices supported by and supporting local Fibersheds. CLICK HERE to find a list of creators by region.
Liquids for consumption created with ingredients cultivated through regenerative agriculture, foraging and rewilding projects and produced through ancestral ways of making a little ripple back into existence these days. There are plentiful choices for those who consume alcohol and those who do not. I’ve created a list HERE (which I add to as I find more farms and makers) where you can search for a regenerative maker close to where you or your loved one lives.
Climate Beneficial™ wool socks support soil-to-knit sovereignty of the farmers, artisans and biosphere in your community. These scarves are made Climate Beneficial™ through community-led carbon negative, regenerative, agroecological farming practices supported by and supporting local Fibersheds. CLICK HERE to find a list of creators by region.