Zach Bush and Farmer’s Footprint is coming to New Zealand!

Zach Bush and Farmer’s Footprint is coming to New Zealand!

I am incredibly excited and proud to announce that we are now bringing Farmer’s Footprint to New Zealand after a couple of years of discussion and many busy months working behind the scenes.

Farmer’s Footprint New Zealand is now confirmed. This November, Zach Bush MD, will visit New Zealand for the first time to support the launch of his charitable farming organisation, Farmer’s Footprint, right here in Aotearoa!

Through regeneration stories, Farmer’s Footprint unites farmers, growers, eaters and citizens worldwide. It is a global community with a local footprint in the USA, UK, Australia and now New Zealand, with a mission to accelerate regenerative food systems to restore human and planetary health.

This is a unique opportunity to unite global thought leaders and invite New Zealanders to create a regenerative future for our country, whenua, and people.

We are proud of our farmers and the role they play in the New Zealand social and financial sphere, let’s celebrate them and the great work they do through story. Farmer’s Footprint provides that medium, what better way to do this than as part of this global network.

The Farmer’s Footprint New Zealand launch

Ata Regenerative is proud to have been appointed to represent Farmer’s Footprint in New Zealand. Farmers Footprint tells the story of farmers who are regenerating their land. It links the healing of land to the increased nutritional quality of food produced and the consequent positive impact on human and societal health.

As a national not-for-profit organisation giving a voice to New Zealand’s regenerative food story, we are here to help transition New Zealand to a regenerative future. Our mission is to unite, inspire and accelerate the movement towards regenerative agriculture as a means to restore soil, human, and planetary health; NZ’s ‘Road to Regeneration

The role consumers can play is concern about where their food comes from, understanding the connection of health to food, how it is produced and listening to the stories of the heroes who produced it. We will help the voice of the land to speak directly to consumers, empower them with more information, and allow them to play a role in environmental regeneration through their purchasing decisions.

We have a fractured relationship with food, which profoundly affects us, our communities and the planet. But we can reconnect to nature by bringing people together, reconciling a house divided and making food fun again. Food systems create a thriving life and connect us to the living earth.

Regenerative Agriculture practitioners have an opportunity and responsibility to learn, grieve, and seek to reconcile history’s deep socio-cultural footprint with the next generation of farming. Farmers will have more support and resources to improve their ecological, social and physical health through the way they farm.

With education, support and awareness, imagining a regenerative future is becoming a growing reality.

The main event – Road to Regeneration

The event will be focused on a Road to Regeneration – a redesign of New Zealand’s agricultural future. Zach Bush will be joined by Tre’ Cates and Nicole Masters to present on designing our Regenerative Future.

Date: 6 pm – 10 pm on Sunday 12th November

Where: ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland

Seize this incredible opportunity to attend an evening event with three global thought leaders in the regeneration space, with the aim of:

  • Bringing awareness to Farmer’s Footprint and its mission in NZ
  • Raising funds for Farmer’s Footprint NZ
  • Inspiring New Zealanders to think about how we co-create a regenerative future
  • Forging a collective reimagining of our health: from our soils, our whenua (land), our farmers, ourselves, our communities, and our economies.

Buy tickets here.

There will also be workshops on Designing our Regenerative Future with Tre’ Cates through the week of 13th November. Like or follow Farmer’s Footprint New Zealand on our social media channels to be the first to know!

Guest speakers (all from USA)

Zach Bush MD

As a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care, Zach is an internationally recognised educator and thought leader on the microbiome related to health, disease, and food systems. His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health.

Tre‘ Cates

Living systems are unique in their ability to self-maintain and self-regenerate. Learning from living systems underpins the shift from a mechanistic to a regenerative paradigm. Applying these principles through the Regenerative Framework is a design process developed by nRhythm and used in organisations worldwide. Tre’ Cates founded nRhythm and has worked with multiple organisations to apply regenerative design to realise our land’s and people’s unrealised potential. He comes to New Zealand to help us design a Regenerative Future through the Road to Regeneration.

Nicole Masters

A Kiwi and globally renowned agroecologist and author of For The Love of Soil, Nicole has over 22 years of practical farming and food production experience, with 18 years of experience as a regenerative Ag coach and educator. Nicole is formally trained in soil science, organisational learning, pattern thinking, and adult education.

This event is MC’d by Angela Clifford, Eat New Zealand, with an introduction and background from me.


General admission: $195pp

Meet Zach Bush – VIP Experience: $350pp (tickets are limited)

Please note: The ASB Waterfront Theatre only holds 650 pax. Get your tickets early, as this may be the only opportunity to see Zach Bush live and in person in New Zealand.

Farmers are our best hope if we extend our time on this planet. Helping them shift from the current industrialised extractive farming model to one based on living systems learning from nature is our best way forward – the ‘Road to Regeneration’.

Dr Hugh JellieOctober 20, 20231

Dr Hugh Jellie

Dr Hugh Jellie is the founder of Ata Regenerative and has spent 17 years researching farming systems and regenerative agriculture around the world. He now helps farmers, organisations and individuals change to deliver improved environmental, social, financial and health outcomes.