Marcos Mujica, the President of Agrarian Craft, is a brilliant gardener and farmer. But here’s the cool thing about Marcos. His farming is not just about farming. It’s about participating with God in the healing of this world. It’s about restoring shalom to the earth. It’s about transforming the world, broken by sin, into what God intended when God created the world.
In this episode, we talk with Marcos Mujica about the amazing work he is doing through his company, Agrarian Craft.
THIS EPISODE’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Marcos Mujica is the son of immigrant parents from Chile.
- Marcos and his family was raised in Rialto, named by Time Magazine as the worst place in the U.S. to raise children.
- One day his dad moved the family to Carlsbad, CA (north of San Diego).
- Marcos attended Point Loma Nazarene University.
- Marcos is good friends with Mario DeMatteo, who was interviewed in Episode 6 of Spiritual Life and Leadership. Mario spoke about he became a quadriplegic and beginning to publish Christian graphic novels.
- Marcos longs to live a locally rooted life.
- Marcos experience a “second conversion” while pruning a tomato plant.
- Humans were created to have dominion over the earth, meaning exercising skillful mastery over the earth.
- Marcos has started a business called Agrarian Craft.
- One of the most important components of growing food is high-quality, bioactive, nutrient rich soil. Unfortunately, there’s not enough of it today.
- Marcos started making his own compost. He offered horse ranches manure management services in order to make his compost.
- Agrarian Craft does landscape construction to make ends meet, but the work they really want to do is regenerative agriculture.
- Marcos wants to ignite an agrarian revolution.
- Agrarian Craft wants to start an apprenticeship program for disadvantaged populations. After two years, Agrarian Craft would help them start their own farm.
- This is a calling for Marcos, not just a way to make money.
- Salvation is most clearly expressed by God’s reign on earth as it is in heaven.
- We have narrowed our soteriology to an eschatological escapism. We’re saved once we die. But salvation begins here and now.
- Marcos believes God has called him to green God’s earth.
- Agrarian Craft is driven, not only by profit, but also by planet and people.
- Agrarian Craft uses regenerative methods of farming.
- You can find out more about Agrarian Craft at https://www.agrariancraft.com/
- Marcos is awestruck every time he sees manure transformed into life-giving soil. He sees his own life in similar terms.
- The name “Adam” comes from the Hebrew adamah, which means soil. Adam is the soil creature. Likewise, the English word “human” derives from the word “humus.”
RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKS:
- Agrarian Craft
- Books mentioned