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Down to Earth: The Planet to Plate Podcast

Jun 18, 2019

Emmanuel Karisa Bayawas an orphan in rural Kenya by the time he was nine years old. His mother had taught him to farm, and after going into another profession, he was called to return to the land. He found himself helping other orphans and poor children, and founding the Magarini Children Centre and Organic...


Jun 4, 2019

 

There's an unspoken assumption that renewable energy will seamlessly replace fossil fuels. But what if that's not the case? We talk to Dr. Jason Bradford, author of the new report, The Future is Rural: Food System Adaptations to the Great Simplification from the Post Carbon Institute. He makes the case that the...


May 21, 2019

<strong>Aria McLauchlan</strong> and <strong>Harley Cross</strong> are co-founders of <a href="http://landcoreusa.org" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Land Core</a>, a non-profit dedicated to bringing about policies and programs that lead to healthy soil.


May 7, 2019


Keri Brandt Off and Janine Fitzgerald are professors of sociology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and they're both ranchers. They've coined the term "zombie agriculture" to describe a food system that raises food from dead soil--it looks like it's alive but doesn't have the life or history or interactive...


Apr 23, 2019

<strong>Leah Penniman</strong> fell in love with farming when she was a teenager, became a farmer and food justice advocate, and with her husband founded <a href="http://www.soulfirefarm.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Soul Fire Farm</a> in Grafton, New York. The farm provides food in for those with limited access...