Why is holistic management so effective–and ultimately more profitable than industrial livestock practices? And what would it take to incentivize large-scale conversion to regenerative, wildlife-friendly practices? We talk to a distinguished scientist with a lifetime of experience on the ground.
What do you do when a community of farmers and ranchers have sold their water rights and can no longer exercise their livelihoods? Ed Roberson, conservationist and host of the Mountain and Prairie Podcast, is working with a diverse group of stakeholders to explore solutions.
Emmanuel Karisa Baya combines many techniques, from traditional Kenyan farming to organic and permaculture, to make a farm that supports several hundred orphans and poor children, and engages the community in low-cost, healthy-soil food production. And he does it all with a focus on building a loving relationship with soil, animals and people.
What will life be like once we stop burning fossil fuels? Will renewable energy provide as much power? And what does this mean for our food systems? We talk to Dr. Jason Bradford, author of the new report, The Future is Rural: Food System Adaptations to the Great Simplification.
Healthy soil is a win-win for everyone, but converting from conventional to regenerative agriculture is a process that needs to be incentivized. Land Core is an organization that’s doing just that. We talk to founders Aria McLauchlan and Harley Cross.
Industrial agriculture looks like it’s alive, but often the soil is dead, animals are living in excruciating conditions, and the food looks good but is not as nutritious as food grown from living soils in humane circumstances. Is it eating our brains?
Down to Earth
Down to Earth is a podcast about hope. As climate change collides with our industrial food system, we focus not on doom but instead on people who are developing practical, innovative solutions. We invite you to meet farmers, ranchers, scientists, land managers, writers, and many others on a mission to create a world in which the food we eat is healthy—for us, for the land and water from which it springs, for the lives and livelihoods of the producers, and for the planet.
This podcast is produced in collaboration with the Quivira Coalition.