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My oh my, what a wonderful world! We can travel anywhere we want in a matter of hours. We can communicate with anyone we want smoothly. We can find an answer to any question we have easily.

So… why are anxiety and depression more common than ever? Why do all the conveniences of modern society seem to leave us starving?

Trapped by obligations. Shackled by expectations. Burdened by duty. Do you feel modern society draining your vital energy? You’re not alone.

 of Americans find their work personally unfulfilling and 90% believe their standard of living fails to meet their expectations.

Vital energy is what enables you to take decisive action in pursuit of your goals. Feeling exhausted or apathetic about life can indicate low vital energy levels. Indeed, modern society is designed to sap you of your vital energy. Energy vampires lurk behind our screens, authority figures, and even the food we eat!

Root Cause helps you cultivate vital energy and channel it towards your personal goals
. We deliberately designed these modules to find YOUR path of personal fulfillment—to stoke the fiery passion inside YOU. Our three modules focus on mental resilience, physical nutrition, and practical homesteading. We have found that these tools help you conduct success and provide a deep sense of fulfillment.

Life doesn’t have to be exhausting. Root Cause aims to restore your vital energy so you can maximize your potential. We want to help you defeat the energy vampires of modern society! We want to see you shine in all your glory!

Break the shackles of modern society. Kick apathy to the curb. Revitalize your life.

Join Root Cause today!

Why Brian?

Brian Bowen has been building his knowledge of sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry for 10+ years—through hands-on experience. He has led a nonprofit organization in California focused on urban landscaping and design and managed a 170-acre beyond-organic farm in Florida with over $1 million in annual sales. Now, Brian runs his own 75-acre farm with grass-fed cows, forest-fed pigs, free-range layer chickens, fruit & nut orchards, and permaculture gardens. Brian built Nature's Roots Farm from scratch by restoring an old tobacco farm and now has over $100K in gross sales after less than 5 years. He has built his own brick oven where he bakes artisanal breads and operates a bandsaw mill where he cuts his own lumber and dabbles in furniture making. Brian has published several articles and has spoken at various universities and educational institutions. Additionally, he has led many workshops focused on permaculture, animal husbandry, agroforestry, and gardening.

Specific to self-reliance, Brian has provided personal training and nutrition consulting services to many clients and has led intensive training programs for athletes, Krav Maga members, and business professionals. He is a trained Marine and has coached water polo and rugby teams. Now, Brian is eager to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with you to help you realize your true potential for self-reliance.

Why Root Cause?

Root Cause is NOT your average self-help program or permaculture design workshop. This isn't a bunch of clichés repackaged by some "guru". Root Cause is a practical approach to self-sufficiency delivered by a real person. A person that was stuck in modern society, successfully opted out, and now wants to help you do the same. 

But, don't take our word for it...

"Since working as an intern at Nature's Roots Farm, I have realized just how much has been left by the wayside when it comes to our own health and happiness. We are meant to live in unison with plants and animals. With Brian's help, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and have begun to return to the forgotten side of ourselves." —Andrew, 30, intern

"Before Nature's Roots Farm, I thought I had to follow the path: school, work, retirement, death. But, Brian showed me that I can transcend societal norms. Now, I blaze my own trail with more energy than ever." —Preston, 22, intern

"Da-Da! Mmm!" —Henry, 2, intern-in-training


Subscribe to gain access to our webinars, hosted on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month @ 5:00 PST/8:00pm EST. There, you can engage in a live Q&A with Brian. If you can't attend the webinar live, don't worry! You can access a recording of each webinar on Gumroad.

You can purchase each module separately for $125 each or the entire program for $300.

Purchase All Modules

Module 1: Roots of Resilience (Mindfulness): Dates: Jan 4, Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15
Personal Story / Intro / Framework
Shedding Society: Childhood Programming, Institutional Failure, Social Anxiety, and Mind Pollution
Mission Statement: Goal-setting, Vision Board
Discovering Self: Individuality and Awareness

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Module 2: You are What You Eat (Nutrition): Dates: Mar 1, Mar 15, Apr 5, Apr 19
From the Ground Up: Conventional vs. Holistic Agriculture
Navigating Supermarkets: Meat, Dairy, & Veggies
What's Really in Your Food: Soy, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Additives and Preservatives
How to Opt Out: Steps to Vitality, Going Local

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Module 3: Taking it to the Next Level (Homesteading): Dates: May 3, May 17, Jun 7, Jun 21
Intro to Homesteading: Producing Your Own Food
Land & Plants: Location, Water, Soil, Gardening
Animals: Cows, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Goats, Sheep, Rabbits
Permaculture & Profitability

Purchase Module 3