100 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
    • 4.6 • 61 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.

    Growing pecans in the desert?

    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.

    • 49 min
    Got goat? The Vanguard Ranch does, and it's ready to eat

    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.

    • 47 min
    Tribal food renaissance

    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.

    • 29 min
    From despair to care: a high mountain view of the earth

    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.

    • 42 min
    Stepping back from the abyss: James Rebanks' return from industrial to traditional farming

    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.

    • 57 min
    Restoring the global water cycle

    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.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Odin Farmer ,

Favorite

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.

Thank you,
Steve

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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.

frankiedubs ,

The best!

Informative, insightful and inspirational

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