The science of farm and rangeland is often incomprehensible to the people on the land. We talk to On Pasture magazine founder Kathy Voth, whose mission is to make science accessible to people who need it–and to help keep them from being bamboozled by the latest agriculture fads.
Gavin Van Horn‘s new book, The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys of the Urban Wild, reflects on the relationship between the city and the land surrounding it — and how we can each play a role in rewilding and cultivating our corner of land, no matter how small.
Reginaldo Haslett Marroquín‘s team observed chickens for a year before engineering a prototype for an efficient and humane poultry farm. Drawing on equal parts indigenous widom and industrial design, they have come up with a scalable model that can be adapted to virtually any place on earth.
We hear daily that our nation is “polarized.” But there are important areas of collaboration and common ground that are happening under the radar. MacArthur genius Gary Paul Nabhan‘s work brings together environmentalists and food producers — with exciting results.
Christine Su got interested in agriculture when she found that healthy food stopped her food allergies. She went on to work on farms and ranches around the world, and then to found a company that helps ranchers optimize both their land health and their profits.
Nicole Masters is a big-picture thinker with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of regenerative agriculture, and she helps others to grow food in a sustainable and healthy way.
Bill McDorman has been saving seeds for over three decades. He explains the dangers of the massive biodiversity loss that’s happened in the last fifty years, and how seed saving can move us toward a well-adapted local agriculture.
If you think that healthy grasslands are incompatible with livestock, listen to these two ecologically minded young ranchers, who are using domesticated animals to improve grasslands, conserve species, and create a vibrant rural culture.
Caroline Fraser is author of the new, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Prairie Fires, the story of author of the Little House books, and the story of the ecological, economic, and political dramas resulting from the opening of the frontier.
Is it possible to have a robust economy that does not lead to massive ecosystem destruction? Stuart Scott is an ecosocial strategist, and what he has to say is outside today’s mainstream of political and economic thinking. But he may just be right. Listen and decide for yourself.