20 episodes

Land Stewardship Project's Ear to the Ground podcast features interviews and presentations related to the Land Stewardship Project's work on sustainable agriculture, local food systems, rural communities, beginning farmers, social justice and agricultural/environmental policy.

Land Stewardship Project's Ear to the Ground Podcast Land Stewardship Project

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Land Stewardship Project's Ear to the Ground podcast features interviews and presentations related to the Land Stewardship Project's work on sustainable agriculture, local food systems, rural communities, beginning farmers, social justice and agricultural/environmental policy.

    Ear to the Ground 266: Activating Soil Life

    Ear to the Ground 266: Activating Soil Life

    How farmers involved in an LSP research project hope to use the Johnson-Su Bioreactor composting system to spark a chain reaction of underground ecological activity.  More information: • An LSP Slideshow on Johnson-Su Bioreactor Construction in Minnesota • How to Build Your Own Bioreactor • Managing a Johnson-Su Composting Bioreactor • Microbiologist Elaine Ingham
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    • 29 min
    Ear to the Ground 265: Diving into Safer Waters

    Ear to the Ground 265: Diving into Safer Waters

    Nettle Valley Farm’s “informed sink or swim” model of incubating the next generation of farmers. LSP’s Ear to the Ground episode 261 describes Nettle Valley Farm’s silvopasturing system and the work it’s doing to improve pollinator habitat. More information: • LSP’s “Accessing Farmland” Web Page • LSP Farmland Clearinghouse • LSP Farm Beginnings Course •…  Read More →
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    • 27 min
    Ear to the Ground 264: Center of the Universe

    Ear to the Ground 264: Center of the Universe

    Pack-shed or People? LSP’s Journeyperson helped vegetable producers Les Macare and Els Dobrick make a big decision about a recent growing season. More information: • LSP’s Journeyperson Course • LSP’s Farm Beginnings Course • Land Stewardship Letter profile on Dobrick and Macare (page 16) • Racing Heart Farm You can find LSP Ear to the…  Read More →
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    • 18 min
    Ear to the Ground 263: Public Investment in Public Goods

    Ear to the Ground 263: Public Investment in Public Goods

    Anna Racer and Pete Skold have used state and federal “spark plugs” to build a farm enterprise infrastructure that’s good not just for them, but the community as well. Back in 2012, we interviewed Racer and Skold soon after they graduated from Farm Beginnings and launched Waxwing Farm. Check out that conversation on Ear to…  Read More →
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    • 24 min
    Ear to the Ground 262: A Silvo Secondary Enterprise

    Ear to the Ground 262: A Silvo Secondary Enterprise

    Rachel Henderson and Anton Ptak’s secondary enterprise could be a boon for farm country pollinators. (In 2010, Henderson and Ptak were featured on Ear to the Ground soon after they launched their orchard enterprise. Check out episode 78 here.) More information: • LSP’s Farm Beginnings Course • LSP’s Journeyperson Course • LSP’s Grazing & Soil Health web…  Read More →
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    • 22 min
    Ear to the Ground 261: Pigs, Pastures & Pollinators

    Ear to the Ground 261: Pigs, Pastures & Pollinators

    Nettle Valley Farm is using silvopasturing to prove ecological sustainability and profitable livestock production can coexist — creating healthy pollinator habitat in the bargain. LSP’s Ear to the Ground episode 265 describes Nettle Valley Farm’s beginning farmer incubator program. More information: • LSP’s Grazing & Soil Health web page • Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation…  Read More →
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

KelseyJM ,

Absolutely fantastic quality

I LOVE this podcast. The content is thorough and nuanced, and I love that the interviewees have room to talk and breathe and elaborate. Excellently edited and produced, and extremely educational.

cindyT6k ,

Reasons to be hopeful

Listen to Dana Jackson explain her life’s work in the regenerative agriculture movement. She’s wonderful!

Regen Ag 🍁 ,

So informative, hopeful, and scientifically based

LSP’s podcast is a ray of hope in our current ag-crisis reality. Backed my evidence based research and informed specialists, this podcast is a rare gem.

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