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.
Did you ever a piece of fruit that was so delicious that you went into an altered state? If so, it was probably local fruit from your farmers market. We talk to a farmer and a local food advocate about the many benefits of eating local food–and the rewards and challenges of producing it.
A long-time Quivira Coalition leader and proponent of regenerative agriculture, Kate Greenberg is now the Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Colorado. We talk about what it means to take a regenerative and “Radical Center” approach from her position in government.
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?
That’s the name of Leah Penniman‘s new book, and it’s a profound and wide-ranging exploration of everything from the practical details of how to start a farm, to the rich history of African-heritage farming.