Second generation biodynamic farmer and Founder of Lady of the Sunshine Winery
Food Planet Prize Jury Member Gina Hildebrand is a second-generation biodynamic farmer and winemaker. She owns and runs the Lady of the Sunshine winery, which doubles as an education platform for regenerative farming practices and natural wines.
Q: What do you see as the most pressing issue(s) in reshaping the global food system?
The transition from conventional, chemical farming, to regenerative farming and land management at a scalable level. I believe education and implementation will be crucial parts of this process.
Q: What would you like to achieve by being a member of the Food Planet Prize Jury?
Help drive the much-needed shift to a healthy global food ecosystem where regenerative agriculture and land use can bridge the gap between educators, consumers, and policymakers. I want to lift up solutions focusing on restoring and stabilizing our climate.
Q: What unique experiences or knowledge do you bring to the jury?
I am a young, female farmer applying regenerative farming techniques in California – a region severely affected by climate change – and believe my insights on sustainable farming practices will be an asset when evaluating agricultural nominees.