Joel Benson applied his training in holistic management to his business, and then to the government of his small town where he was mayor for eight years. The results are inspiring — and remind us of the power of systems thinking.
While cows can be destructive, they can also be effective management tools for improving land health. We talk to Rodrigo Sierra Corona about his work to improve grasslands and preserve species at the Santa Lucia Conservancy.
Quivira Coalition leader and regenerative agriculture proponent, Kate Greenberg is Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Colorado. We talk about taking a regenerative and “Radical Center” approach in government.
Why is holistic management so effective–and ultimately more profitable than industrial practices? And what would it take to incentivize large-scale use of regenerative practices? We talk to a distinguished scientist Richard Teague .
What happens when an agricultural community has sold their water rights and can no longer exercise their livelihoods? We talk to Ed Roberson, conservationist and host of the Mountain and Prairie Podcast.
Emmanuel Karisa Baya combines traditional Kenyan farming with organic and permaculture on a farm that supports orphans and poor children, and engages the community in low-cost, healthy-soil food production–and all the while building a loving relationship with soil, animals, and people.
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.