Soil for Water's mission is to catch and hold more rainwater in our soils. We aim to create a critical mass of landowners who are applying regenerative agricultural practices that improve soil health and the water cycle.


These practices include, but are not limited to, adaptive grazing methods. We act as a facilitator, networker, and connector to an expanding web of partners interested in this mission. Soil for Water is a project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology, in partnership with Holistic Management International. We seek and welcome collaboration with all other organizations that share our mission.

There can be no life without soil and no soil without life, they  have evolved together -- Charles Kellog.

Our Latest Regenerative Trials

  • Roam Ranch

    Located in the heart of the majestic hill country, Roam Ranch sits on 900 acres of awe inspiring river bottom land on the outskirts of Fredericksburg, TX. Started by first generation ranchers, Katie and Taylor’s journey was based on a vision to positively impact large-scale agriculture through producing nourishing food that improves the lives of […]

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  • TerraPurezza at Shield Ranch

    At Shield Ranch, stewarding and protecting the Hill Country ecosystem is its solemn purpose. A 6,800-acre family ranch established in 1938, just 18 miles from downtown Austin, the Ranch is home to a mosaic of habitats, a diverse community of native plants and animals, and over six breathtaking miles of Barton Creek. Through an evolving […]

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  • Birdwell and Clark Ranch

    Birdwell and Clark Ranch, a stocker operation, is a 14,200-acre ranch of tall grass prairie, river bottoms and brushy draws located in north central Texas in Clay County. Emry Birdwell studied under Allan Savory in the 1980’s learning the benefits of holistic management. Deborah Clark is a HMI Certified Educator. The knowledge of grazing and […]

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