Our Guiding Philosophy

“Feed the Soil, not the plant”. In many ways, organizations are analogous to the soil or other growing mediums used in horticulture. When we think of the organization as the “soil” we create in which people can grow and thrive, our view of the organization becomes much more cohesive.

Humaculture®, and its consultants also referred to as Guides or Humaculturists®, creates value by assessing the nature of the organization relative to its vision and mission, then working with leadership and stakeholders to guide the development of solutions that support and sustain that vision and mission.

The Humaculture® approach differentiates and optimizes an organization to attract, grow, retain, sustain, and transition talent appropriately.

A frequent criticism of modern agriculture is its mono-crop, synthetic approach. Conversely, many modern farmers follow an organic, sustainable philosophy that focuses on sustainability and the concept of “feed the soil, not the plant”, which increases resilience, quality, and productivity without the need for synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.

Companion planting is one way to achieve this goal, providing a healthy “soil”, and opportunity for “plants” to thrive.

2009 Native American $1- Reverse Side Depicts Symbiotic “Three  Sisters” Agriculture

The Humaculture® philosophy and approach recognizes the critical importance of “companion planting” (Diversity and Inclusion) and brings clarity to this often confusing and controversial topic through the parable of “the three sisters”.