That’s the name of the terrific book by Judith Schwartz. We talk about how ecosystems evolved with animals, and how animals can be used to restore land and improve soil.
Chris Jagger, founder of the Living Soils Symposium, talks about his journey to regenerative farming, and the many challenges, including economic, facing small and mid-size farmers.
Lesli Allison is a conservationist, former ranch manager, and policy wonk. She’s a leader in the movement to bring conservation practices to working lands in the west, and tells us about restoration projects that benefit both nature and landowners.
Christine Jones explains from the ground up what’s wrong with industrial paradigm of agriculture and how understanding soil can help us grow food that’s healthier — not only for people, but for rivers, oceans, climate, local economies, and pretty much everything else.
The new cookbook from Desert Harvesters in Tucson, Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living, is not only about how to make food from local ingredients, but also how communities and deeper understanding of local ecosystems arise from local eating and cooking.
Gabe Brown and his family endured hail, drought, and near ruin before they changed their way of farming and ranching. Theirs is a story of creative response to adversity that led to a healthier and more successful landscape and business.
Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, talks about solving not only problems within agriculture, but the problem of agriculture itself. What does that mean? Find out here!
Sandra Postel is an expert on water, and on balancing the needs of water users in creative ways, so that both wildlife and food can flourish. Yes, it can be done. And needs to be done a whole lot more.
Mike Callicrate left industrial feedlot agriculture to raise meat animals in a way that is healthier for everyone, including the animals and the people who eat them.
Climate change policy expert Calla Rose Ostrander explains how agriculture can play a huge, yes huge, role in pulling carbon out of the air and into the soil. It all has to do with really basic, earthy things, like compost and manure. Sounds stinky, but it’s working.