Yes it does, according to Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us He talks about the economic, as well as the spiritual and aesthetic values of ecosystem services, and how our values must change in order for our economies to thrive.
Geographer Nathan Sayre talks about homesteaders, hubris, and healing … and the challenges facing public and private lands and the people and creatures who inhabit them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allen Williams recounts his travels across multiple continents practicing and teaching ecosystem-based ranching, and shares his vision of a world with healthy food, wildlife, and rural communities.