by Lynne Whitbeck | Apr 25, 2023 | Decolonizing Ag, Down to Earth, Grazing, Rural Communities
Traditional pastoral cultures have been living in harmony with animals and land for millennia––and they persist to this day, though with serious challenges. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson‘s new book shines a light on what they can teach us.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Feb 14, 2023 | Decolonizing Ag, Down to Earth, Racial Equity, Rural Communities
As land prices and development pressures rise, agrarians and land stewards have a hard time buying and staying on land. Neil Thapar and Mariela Cedeño talk about strategies to convert land from a commodity to what it really is––habitat, ecosystems, and where we grow our food.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Jan 31, 2023 | Climate Change, Cooking, Decolonizing Ag, Down to Earth, Racial Equity, Soil
In her new book Liz Carlisle explores rich food traditions from the Americas, Asia, and Africa that have survived and thrived in the U.S.—and how they are helping to restore land and climate, and bring about a more just and humane world.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Mar 15, 2022 | Decolonizing Ag, Down to Earth, Rural Communities, Soil, Working with Nature
For over 25 years Santa Ana Pueblo has been engaged in a large scale project to restore wildlife, plants, and watersheds long degraded by invasive practices. The results for agriculture, culture, and the land itself have been dramatic.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Nov 2, 2021 | Decolonizing Ag, Down to Earth, Economics, Racial Equity, Rural Communities
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.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Oct 19, 2021 | Decolonizing Ag, Down to Earth, Health and Nutrition, Racial Equity, Rural Communities
Latashia Redhouse helps Native American food producers get their products out into the world—and supports their traditional and regenerative agriculture practices.