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.
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.
From despair to care: a high mountain view of the earth
Author Bill deBuys reflects on what people are doing to land, water, and climate from high in the Himalayas, in his new book, *The Trail to Kanjiroba*, and how we can begin letting go of despair and do our part for the earth's restoration.
Stepping back from the abyss: James Rebanks' return from industrial to traditional farming
Farmer James Rebanks comes from a thousand-year old farming tradition—which was almost destroyed in one generation. He tells the story of how he worked out how "improvement" was wreaking havoc on the soil, food, and wildife—and how he's rebuilding his farm to be long-term sustainable.
Restoring the global water cycle
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.
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