More About Land Reef Farms
Our food production facility adheres to a strict biomimicry model that employs sustainable innovations inspired by nature. We seek ecological solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. We believe that by remaining open to and aligned with the teachings from nature-inspired solutions, we can learn to live in a perfect, long-term symbiosis with the Earth as a whole.
"When we look at what is truly sustainable,
the only real model that has worked over
long periods of time is the natural world.”
-Janine Benyus of the Biomimicry Institute
When people and businesses align themselves with nature-inspired solutions, it has both short and long-term benefits to every inhabitant of our planet.
Now more than ever, it is important to produce and consume non-GMO, pure food that is safe, sustainable and nutrient dense while also being completely free of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides or any other agrochemicals. In an effort to maintain full transparency to its clients, Land Reef Farms maintains the highly coveted “Certified Naturally Grown” certificate.
Our ultimate goal at Land Reef Farms is to take something as beautiful as nature, mimic it and then create products people need in a 100% sustainable way.
More About Jonathan
Jonathan Kline, PhD, of Land Reef Farms, LLC, believes that the development of novel, sustainable food production methods are best innovated using nature-inspired solutions. This ultimately increased the chance of long-term viability and increased health for both the planet and its inhabitants.
Jonathan became interested in food production at a very young age as he watched his grandparents work a large-scale wheat farm in Western Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Greenville College in 1991 and earned his PhD in microbiology in 1998 from Clemson University.
He has a life-long interest in caring for the environment, and his doctoral research involved studying how to induce microbes to effectively biodegrade the high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are found in a wide variety of chemical pollutants in soil and groundwater. His research in this field added to the body of knowledge for how to help clean up contaminated environments using lessons inspired by nature.
In graduate school, Jonathan taught “Food Safety”, “Food and Dairy” and “Advanced Bacteriology” lab courses to graduate and undergraduate students at Clemson University, winning the “Teacher Assistant of the Year” award for the entire school in 1995.
Jonathan has now combined his food production interests with his long-term endeavor to protect the environment. He uses biomimicry to seek nature-inspired solutions in creating efficient food production systems that also utilize high levels of environmental stewardship.
He ultimately hopes that his work will not only provide people with pure, sustainably-produced, nutrient-dense food, but also inspire other people and business to adopt the biomimicry model to innovate processes that are more in-line with the long-term survivability of all life on our planet.