Down to Earth is a podcast about hope. As climate change collides with our industrial food system, 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 the land and water from which it springs, for the lives and livelihoods of the producers, and for the planet.
Science meets compost
Biologist Eva Stricker works with hog farmer Zach Withers and rancher Emily Cornell to study—and quantify—how compost works to heal degraded agricultural lands. So far the results are promising.
Cultivating the People-Planet-Profit model on an urban farm
Minor Morgan and Matt Draper are intergenerational farmers in Albuquerque's North Valley, and they're committed to growing food that's healthy on every level. Using regenerative and biological approaches to the soil, they continually adapt to changing circumstances by building diversity into their agricultural practices.
Planetary regeneration on a community scale
ijinder and Juliana Ciano founded Reunity Resources on land in Santa Fe where a veteran had grown food for the hungry. Now they have a thriving compost, farming, educational, and community organizing operation—all founded on regenerative principles.
Growing pecans in the desert?
Soil microbiologist David Johnson has been collaborating with pecan farmer Josh Bowman to cultivate healthy soil that retains water and produces a more abundant—and more profitable—harvest. Josh in turn works with other growers to help them improve their operations.
Got goat? The Vanguard Ranch does, and it's ready to eat
Renard Turner and his wife are agrarian entrepreneurs who produce local, sustainable, regenerative food at their Virginia goat farm--and they provide a model for future farmers and homesteaders.
Tribal food renaissance
Latashia Redhouse helps Native American food producers get their products out into the world—and supports their traditional and regenerative agriculture practices.
Thoughtful, intelligent and knowledgeable moderator makes each podcast a joyful learning experience. As a farmer, I appreciate how prepared Mary-Charlotte is for each guest which allows her to more deeply explore the agricultural or natural world with her guest, and subsequently, her listeners.
A Proper Podcast about Regenerative Ag
This pod is well managed, produced well and has a variety of guests around a topic everyone should have at the top of their minds. Keep up the good work.
Informative, insightful and inspirational