With the best of intentions and technological innovation, we have broken the world’s water cycle. Now, says water expert Sandra Postel, we need to work with nature in order to restore it—if we want to survive, thrive, and, well, eat.
Water expert Brian Richter walks us through the history of these great man-made lakes, and how we can ensure that they will continue to provide water through man-made crises like climate change.
There’s plenty of food, but with Covid-19 it’s not getting where it needs to go, and everyone–especially farmers–is paying the price. Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons walks us through the problems–and some solutions–to the many dilemmas facing the food system.
Dr. Robert Fetsch has for decades been helping farmers and ranchers deal with disabilities — from injuries brought on by hard work, to mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and anger.
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.
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 .
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.
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?