Aug 11, 2020
Vanessa García Polanco is from a farming family that emigrated to the US when she was a teenager. Now she works with the National Young Farmers Coalition advocating for policies that help young farmers, new farmers, and farmers of color--who are often ignored, as infrastructures tend to serve larger commodity...
Jul 28, 2020
Jason Baldes is Tribal Buffalo Coordinator for
the National Wildlife
Federation. An Eastern Shoshone native, his people called
themselves gweechoon deka, the Buffalo Eaters. But when
the buffalo were killed by the US government, their way of life was
Now Baldes is helping to restore buffalo to native...
Jul 14, 2020
When the "green revolution" offered the promise of better
agriculture through chemical-intensive farming, J.I. Rodale was
skeptical. He started an organic farm and then an institute to
study how farming could improve the land and human health.
Now the Rodale Institute is doing agriculture research not only in their home...
Jun 23, 2020
Hopi farmers were practicing regenerative agriculture before it was named. Working with the soil, the weather, the water cycle, seeds, and cultural practices, they fed themselves in the dry land of northern Arizona for millennia. Now the industrial food system has challenged their way of living and farming. We talk...