Down to Earth
Down to Earth is a podcast about regenerative agriculture. It’s about the place where food production and conservation come together, where the food we eat actually improves the health of land, water, people—and climate.
Above all, it’s a podcast about hope. We focus not on doom but instead on people who are developing practical, innovative solutions. We invite you to meet farmers, ranchers, scientists, land managers, writers, and many others on a mission to create a world in which the food we eat is healthy—for us, for wildlife, for the lives and livelihoods of the producers, and for the planet.
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.
Quivira Coalition leader and regenerative agriculture proponent, Kate Greenberg is Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Colorado. We talk about taking a regenerative and “Radical Center” approach in government.
Why is holistic management so effective–and ultimately more profitable than industrial practices? And what would it take to incentivize large-scale use of regenerative practices? We talk to a distinguished scientist Richard Teague .
What happens when an agricultural community has sold their water rights and can no longer exercise their livelihoods? We talk to Ed Roberson, conservationist and host of the Mountain and Prairie Podcast.
Emmanuel Karisa Baya combines traditional Kenyan farming with organic and permaculture on a farm that supports orphans and poor children, and engages the community in low-cost, healthy-soil food production–and all the while 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.
Down to Earth is produced by Mary-Charlotte Domandi, long-time public radio and podcast producer/host, in collaboration with the Quivira Coalition, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy agricultural lands and food systems across the West—and across the world.
We’re dedicated to the idea of the Radical Center, in which people from divergent political, cultural, and professional worlds leave their differences aside and come together to work on the things they believe in—healthy soil, landscapes, and food…clean water and air…wise use of science and technology…and flourishing rural communities.