Slowing Climate Change, One Farm at a Time…

Calla Rose Ostrander is an expert on climate change policy and regenerative agriculture — and the place where those worlds meet. She offers a hopeful vision of how agriculture could transform from climate problem to solution.
And it’s not only a vision. It’s actually happening, thanks to innovators like the Marin Carbon Project, Fibershed, the Carbon Cycle Institute, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service — and many more.
This work offers us a different way of seeing the world, in which trash and waste are reframed as nutrients, in which industrial systems become living systems, and in which carbon emissions become part of the carbon cycle. It’s also a world of strange bedfellows, in which farmers, environmentalists, ranchers, bureaucrats, and industrialists sit down together and talk about mutually beneficial solutions.

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Episode 127 – A vibrant pecan oasis in the desert

Episode 127 – A vibrant pecan oasis in the desert

Coley Burgess didn’t intend to do regenerative agriculture, but a series of happy accidents led him down a path toward healthier trees, a herd of animals, virtually no chemical or tractor use––and a more enjoyable life for himself and his family.

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Episode 126 – The food-housing nexus

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Professor Phil Warsaw noticed that in urban Black and Latino neighborhoods the price of housing near grocery stores was higher––but the same wasn’t true in more affluent White neighborhoods. Why? And how can planners balance food access and gentrification?

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Episode 123 – The USDA goes after a small sheep farm

Episode 123 – The USDA goes after a small sheep farm

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