John King

John King

You’ll find John King with positive farming deviants, farmers not doing best practice and getting better outcomes; reducing labour, increasing profits, and enhancing land function. He is a pioneering thinker and educator linking ecology to farming through observation and critical reflection. Trained in Allan Savory’s Holistic Management John’s focus is problem solving and creativity covering social, financial and environmental aspects of farming. He splits his time between New Zealand and Australia helping farming families and groups discover which questions to ask when regenerating farm land, livelihoods, and lifestyles.

Linking foods to our wisdom body and the environment

Have humans lost the ability to choose nourishing diets or has it been hijacked?  This question posed by emeritus professor Fred Provenza emerges after comparing findings from his 40 year...

Regenerative Farming Enhances Finances the Environment and Farmer Mental Health

How long can New Zealand rural leadership continue to ignore regenerative farming insights and techniques? Again, Australian farmers are proving how regenerative farming insights and techniques outperform traditional farming. Regenerative...

How Microbial Communities Improve Agricultural Production

The world of biological farming is not confined to what happens in soil.  Biological products have been available for decades and provide strong competition for traditional chemical products.  Unlike many...

Agro-Ecology Vs Agribusiness

The Net Zero in New Zealand report highlights ways and means of reducing GHG emissions later this century. Intensive land use, particularly pastoral farming highlights how solving this problem has become...

Carbon: Soil's Secret to Saving Civilisation

What do soil surfaces look like to absorb 200mm rainfall per hour?  This question is not asked in New Zealand agriculture and is overlooked because no text book illustrates this...