by Lynne Whitbeck | Jan 11, 2022 | Composting, Down to Earth, Farming, Ranching, Soil
Biologist Eva Stricker works with hog farmer Zach Withers and rancher Emily Cornell to study—and quantify—how compost works to heal degraded agricultural lands. So far the results are promising.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Dec 15, 2021 | Down to Earth, Farming, Soil, Succession
Minor Morgan and Matt Draper are intergenerational farmers in Albuquerque’s North Valley. Cultivating diversity and healthy soil, their goal is to grow food that’s healthy for people and the earth.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Nov 30, 2021 | Down to Earth, Farming, Rural Communities, Soil
Tejinder and Juliana Ciano founded Reunity Resources on land in Santa Fe where a veteran had grown food for the hungry. Now they have a thriving compost, farming, educational, and community organizing operation—all founded on regenerative principles.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Nov 16, 2021 | Down to Earth, Orchards, Soil, Working with Nature
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.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Aug 24, 2021 | Down to Earth, Health and Nutrition, Soil, Working with Nature
Dr. Emeran Mayer connects the human and soil microbiomes—both stretched to their limits and beyond by today’s diet, lifestyle, and industrial practices. And he tells us how we can eat and grow food in a way that heals the body, the economy, and the planet.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Jun 16, 2021 | Down to Earth, Grazing, Ranching, Soil, Working with Nature
Jesse Smith‘s work aims for the opposite of planned obsolescence—the goals at Jalama Canyon Ranch are resilience and perennial productivity, through restoration of ecosystems and a truly regenerative vision of agriculture.