Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm Ariel. I grew up unschooled in the rural wilds of North Carolina and began farming at 16. In college, I studied agroecology and psychology while working with community gardens and private farms.
I managed livestock in Northern California for 4 1/2 years, primarily at Pepperwood Preserve and Freestone Ranch in the North Bay region, and am now working in the intermountain west with Triangle P Cattle Company and as co-owner of Grass Nomads LLC, a grazing and consulting company. I also serve as founding board member & treasure for Contra Viento Journal, a new art & literature journal about rangelands.
My work is seasonal; summer 2019 I am managing a few thousand yearlings across two ranches with my partner. The rest of the time I am living and grazing in New Mexico and consult individuals, organizations, developments, and ranches on the West Coast.
Print & Online Publications
Podcasts & Audio
Speaking engagements & contact
I’m sometimes asked to speak about grazing, land, people, young agrarians in agriculture, first generation ranching, regenerative agriculture, and so on.
If you would like to get in touch with me for such an occasion, or just to connect, I can be reached at ariel.e.greenwood (at) gmail.com.
The Breakthrough Dialogue : June 19 - 21 in Sausalito, California
Raising Meat: A New Food Economy Summit : April 1 at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas
The Grassfed Exchange : April 4 - 5, 2019 in Santa Rosa, California
Holistic Management Canada : February 1 - 3 in Russell, Manitoba
The Northern California Permaculture Convergence : September 21 in Hopland, California
Support Fiber Farmers: Sound the Alarm on Biotech Fabrics : September 17 in Oakland, California
The Society for Range Management conference : February 2018 in Sparks, Nevada
Alternatives in Agriculture, UC Davis : January 2018 in Davis, California
The North American Rewilding Conference : October 2017 in Portland, Oregon
Foundations and the Future symposium : September 2017 in Sebastopol, California
EcoFarm Conference : January 2017 in Pacific Grove, California
Bioneers : October, 2016 in San Rafael, California
SOCAP : September 14, 2016 in San Francisco, California
The Gravenstein Apple Festival : August 14, 2016 Sebastopol California
The Sustainable Enterprise Conference : April 7th, 2016 in Rohnert Park, California. (video)
The Farmer's Guild Fundraiser : September 20th, 2015 in Healdsburg, California
Carbon Farming Tour with Fibershed : September 18th, 2015 in Valley Ford, California
Carbon Farming Tour with Fibershed : May 1st, 2015 in Valley Ford, California
Raleigh City Farm bEARTHday Festival : April 17th 2015 in Raleigh, NC