68 episodes

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.

Down to Earth: The Planet to Plate Podcast Quivira Coalition

    • Education
    • 4.5, 41 Ratings

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.

    Why the biggest reservoirs in the west are running low--and what to do about it

    Why the biggest reservoirs in the west are running low--and what to do about it

    Water expert Brian Richter of sustainablewaters.org walks us through the history of these great man-made lakes, and how we can ensure that they will continue to provide water through man-made crises like climate change.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Food, farmers, and the virus

    Food, farmers, and the virus

    There's plenty of food, but with Covid-19 it's not getting where it needs to go, and everyone--especially farmers--is paying the price. Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons walks us through the problems--and some solutions--to the many dilemmas facing the food system.

    • 39 min
    Restoring public lands through grazing

    Restoring public lands through grazing

    Gregory Horner tells us about places all over the country where grazing is being used to improve land health--which may come as a surprise to many who have seen the land degradation caused by overgrazing. But when it's done properly, public agencies are seeing the return of native plants and wildlife--and they're saving money by letting animals do the work.

    • 56 min
    Health, profit, and beauty on the farm in Minnesota

    Health, profit, and beauty on the farm in Minnesota

    Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz converted from "conventional" agriculture to a regenerative system and saw their farm thrive, their own health improve, and their land become more lush, resilient, and hospitable to wildlife.

    • 55 min
    A small New Mexico garlic farmer takes on a Chinese ag giant

    A small New Mexico garlic farmer takes on a Chinese ag giant

    Stanley Crawford, a small NM garlic farmer takes on a Chinese garlic ag giant—and Netflix makes a program about the saga.

    • 37 min
    Grassroots Rising

    Grassroots Rising

    Ronnie Cummins is a food and farming activist. In his new book, Grassroots Rising, he looks at how the food system contributes to climate disruption, and how that can be turned around so that food, health, climate, and communities are improved by healthy agriculture practices.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Abiqua ,

Great program

Great on relating different opinions, though at times, opinions lack supporting facts.

Zendude2664 ,

Prairie Fires Joke

Drought follows the plow? The platform this person has through her ‘bio’ of Wilder is dangerous.

fmbenj ,

Great!

Excellent guest speakers on almost every episode

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