Lead Educator and Consultant
Savory Accredited Professional Educator
Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) Program Director
EOV Lead Monitor & Trainer
EOV Hub Verifier
Daniel Firth Griffith is a storyteller, regenerative farmer, and a lover of the wildwoods. A first-generation farmer with a background in high-technology and entrepreneurship, Daniel’s life pivoted after being diagnosed with a life-threatening and degenerative genetic disease in 2012. He turned to farming—what ultimately emerged into regenerative conservation work—as “the last resort” in his health journey. What he found, however, was a life complete with abundance, joy, and health.
Daniel graduated academia magna cum laude with focuses in comupter science, mathematics, and history and is an active member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honors Society. Upon graduation, he was awarded as the top student in all three of his studies, a rare feet in the University’s nearly two-hundred year history, and his graduating disseration is used to this day as an indicator of student success. Post graduation, Daniel became the President of an International Software Development and High-Technology firm and immediately worked to scale its efforts as one of the top agencies in the North East, working with clients such as John Deere, Sherwin-Williams, Roto-Rooter, Sheraton, and more.
In 2012, although he entered college as National Champion Wrestler and top D1 recruit in Football, he was diagnosed with a degenerative genetic diseases and his life pivoted. He spent the majority of the next years in hospital beds and surgical tables–watching his friends become Super Bowl Champions and Olympians. In 2015, weighing less than he did in 6th grade and upon the ideation of his mother, Daniel and his wife, Morgan, turned to farming as a step toward “active health.” There, in the bounties of the Natural World, he found peace and health.
In 2016, Daniel founded Timshel Wildland, a 400-acre regenerative, process-led, and emergent conservation landscape in Central Virginia that partners with the wild world to co-create nutritious abundance—beef, pork, lamb, poultry, ancient vegetables, fruit, and peace. He is the Director of the Robinia Institute, a regional Hub of the Savory Institute that offers courses, consultations, and apprenticeships in the fields of natural citizenship, holistic management, and wild ecology.
Under Daniel’s leadership, Robinia is pioneering land transition and regenerative scaling capital and consulting projects alongside bioregion-wide producer network emergence to co-create a uniformly diverse abundance in their region.
Daniel is a best-selling author, speaker, emergent conservationist, and an unworthy father to Elowyn, Tecumseh, and Sequoia.
His published works include: Boone: An Unfinished Portrait and Wild Like Flowers: The Restoration of Relationship Through Regeneration.