Ei Farm Tours
Farm tours are integral to Ei work on many levels. From a soil health perspective, farms may be harmful or extraordinarily beneficial to restoring carbon cycle balance. Ei focuses on the many success stories where farms restore broken soil systems through regenerative agriculture.
From a food-waste focus, farm tours reveal sustainable practices in retail and consumer packaging used within the food supply chain. Similar to a manufacturing plant tour, Ei observes the materials management practices in place to ensure minimal waste is generated during operations and packaging for consumer purchase.
October 16, 2018
Upstate South Carolina
On October 16, 2018, Elemental Impact (Ei) hosted the first Ei Exploration. A group of diverse, passionate industry leaders traveled from California, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to participate in the Ei Exploration of Fungi, Soil Health, and World Hunger in Upstate South Carolina. The empowering day was in partnership with Ei Strategic Ally Feed & Seed.
Ei Explorations bring industry leaders and experts together to strategize on solutions for challenges facing humanity and life on our planet.
The RiA Magazine article, An Exploration of Fungi, Soil Health, & World Hunger, chronicles the empowering event; the Ei FB album, An exploration of Fungi, Soil Health & World Hunger, gives a pictorial recap.
June 26, 2018
King of Crops Farm
On June 26, 2018, Ei orchestrated a King of Crops farm & food waste composting tour for Travis Taylor & Kerry Washburn of Affairs to Remember Caterers. CompostNow Co-Founder David Paull hosted the tour; CN partners with King of Crops for commercial food-waste composting at the farm. … and Ei Founder Holly Elmore’s home food waste is delivered to the farm!
Photos from the impressive farm and composting site tour are included in the Ei FB album, Ei Connects.
February 6, 2017
King of Crops Farm
On February 6, 2017, Ei orchestrated a King of Crops Farm food-waste composting tour for Tim Trefzer, Georgia World Congress Center Director of Sustainability. Compostwheels (CW) Founder David Paull hosted the tour; CW partners with King of Crops for commercial food-waste composting at the farm. … and Ei Founder Holly Elmore’s home food waste is delivered to the farm!
May 14, 2012
White Oak Pastures
May 15, 2012
Thompson Farms Smokehouse
In May 2012 a group of Ei Partners and friends traveled to South Georgia for farm tours. Learning the farm’s practices and assessing the current scenario for protein-transport packaging were the catalysts for the trip. Ei chose family-run farms committed to sustainability and animal welfare at the core of their ethics and operations.
The farms, White Oak Pastures and Thompson Farms Smokehouse, are Whole Foods suppliers and meet the stringent Whole Foods 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards with a 5+ designation. The ZWA Blog article, Consumer Demand: A Powerful Voice to Affect Change, chronicles the empowering tours.