Rootstock Radio celebrates the changemakers who are working to restore and revitalize our broken food and farming system. We balance the doom-and-gloom with real-life solutions for contributing to a sustainable future.
Dr. John Fagan on the Toxins in our Food and Environment
On this final episode of Rootstock Radio, we're talking to Dr. John Fagan of Earth Open Source Institute about an all-encompassing model of health, climate change, pesticides and science.
Chef Luke Zahm: The Difference Between a Fad and a Revolution
Today on Rootstock Radio, Chef Luke Zahm of the Driftless Cafe gets real about what it takes to be conscientious in the restaurant industry, and why serving local food is so important to the greater local food system.
Mari Margil: Giving Nature the Legal Rights it Deserves
Nature needs a lawyer. Good thing Mari Margil and her team at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are up to the task. Hear the case for granting Planet Earth legal rights it deserves - including a recent success to pass the Lake Erie Bill of Rights - on this week’s episode of Rootstock Radio.
Anthony Reyes: Growing Skills (and Food) at the Homeless Garden Project
Anthony Reyes of the Homeless Garden Project shares how urban farming has helped people experiencing homelessness grow skills, confidence and sustenance.
Ashleigh Eubanks: Food and Cooperation in the Boroughs of New York City
Today we’re talking to community organizer Ashleigh Eubanks of RiseBoro Community Partnership, where her work includes food systems education, supporting local co-op development, building cross-movement solidarity and fostering local leadership. Not only that, Ashleigh was named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for her work as a food justice organizer in 2018. Tune in to hear her story of growing up in a food desert, and how the inequality she saw inspired her to make change.
Sarah Potenza: How WWOOF Did Ecotourism Long Before it was Cool
WWOOF’s model for cultural exchange on organic farms connects people from all over the world through shared values of good food, sustainability and community. WWOOF was doing ecotourism before that term had even been invented! Tune in to hear about how WWOOFing works, how it's changed since the 1970s, and how it has led many people to organic farming (and showed a few that the farming life wasn't for them - and that's a good thing to know).
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Love the talks about organic food and farming issues. HATE the advocation of population control. Something “Hitleresque” about that issue and it sure doesn’t align with organic beliefs