What do we see when we put aside the lenses of hope and optimism and look with clear eyes at climate disruption? In today’s program we travel with journalist Dahr Jamail, who paints a picture of beauty and danger–and asks each of us what we’re called to do in response.
Glenn Elzinga is a forester turned rancher in Idaho, and he has developed a system called “inherding” — which means basically living with cattle on the range, training them to eat a varied and healthy diet, and managing them so that land, water, and wildlife are restored.
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.
Reginaldo Haslett Marroquín‘s team observed chickens for a year before engineering a prototype for an efficient and humane poultry farm. Equal parts indigenous wisdom and industrial design, they’ve created 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.