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Down to Earth: The Planet to Plate Podcast

Mar 19, 2019

<strong><a href="http://bengoldfarb.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ben Goldfarb</a></strong> is a "beaver believer." He’s author of the new book, <strong><em>Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter</em></strong>. We talk about the historical role of beavers in the ecosystems of the...


Mar 6, 2019

Glenn Elzinga is a rancher on mostly public lands in the Idaho Rocky Mountains. He's also a forester, and his wife is a botanist...and together they have developed a practice of cattle grazing called "inherding" that is very healthy for the cattle because of the diversity of plants they eat; that restores streams and...


Feb 19, 2019

Animals—and people—have instincts that will guide them to eat a very healthy diet if given half a chance. But we also have cultural practices, marketing, dubious government guidelines, degradation of food supplies, and many other impediments to healthy eating. <strong>Fred Provenza</strong> explores all this...


Feb 5, 2019

The science of farm and rangeland is often incomprehensible to the people on the land. We talk to <em>On Pasture</em> magazine founder <strong>Kathy Voth</strong>, whose mission is to make science accessible to people who need it--and to help keep them from being bamboozled by the latest...


Jan 22, 2019

Today's program is from the Radio Cafe archives. David Johnson is a senior research scientist and molecular biologist at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. We talk about the process of restoring soil, and how farmers, ranchers, and land managers can be incentivized...