Quivira has two podcasts!

Regeneration Rising is a podcast for beginning or interested agrarians about the trials, tribulations, and joys of a life in regenerative agriculture. Each episode will feature conversations with apprentices and other young agrarians, tips from regenerative ag experts, job announcements, and more. Originally started by Shawna Burhans and Ariel Bobbett, two young agrarians, season two is now being led by Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program. As we face the challenge of repopulating our fields and rangelands with a new generation of stewards, we’re building a community of ranchers and farmers who are committed to a thriving workforce and the future of food, agriculture, and working lands. They are our Regeneration Rising.

Down to Earth is a podcast about hope. As climate change collides with our industrial food system, we focus on people who are developing practical, innovative solutions. We invite you to meet farmers, ranchers, scientists, land managers, writers, and many others on a mission to create a world in which the food we eat is healthy—for us, for the land and water from which it springs, for the lives and livelihoods of the producers, and for the planet.

Quivira has co-produced this podcast with Mary Charlotte Domandi and Radio Cafe.  

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Episodes

Regeneration Rising

Episode 4 – Byron Palmer – Navigating Rural Life for New Agrarians

Episode 4 – Byron Palmer – Navigating Rural Life for New Agrarians

Episode 3 – Alyssa Barsanti – Starting a Livestock Business in an Increasingly Expensive West

Episode 3 – Alyssa Barsanti – Starting a Livestock Business in an Increasingly Expensive West

Episode 2 – Meghan Filbert – Collaboration and Creativity in Iowa’s Corn Belt

Episode 2 – Meghan Filbert – Collaboration and Creativity in Iowa’s Corn Belt

Episode 1 – Noelle McDonough and Sam Schmidt – Unexpected Lessons from Apprenticeship

Episode 1 – Noelle McDonough and Sam Schmidt – Unexpected Lessons from Apprenticeship

Down to Earth

Episode 100 – Restoring the global water cycle

Episode 100 – Restoring the global water cycle

With the best of intentions and technological innovation, we have broken the world’s water cycle. Now, says water expert Sandra Postel, we need to work with nature in order to restore it—if we want to survive, thrive, and, well, eat.
Episode 99 – How—and why—to be good to your microbes

Episode 99 – How—and why—to be good to your microbes

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.
Episode 98 – Lush and Abundant Biodiversity—in a Desert City

Episode 98 – Lush and Abundant Biodiversity—in a Desert City

Reese Baker has a vision for greening urban landscapes—and he wants to make Santa Fe an example of how to do it, by catching rainwater from roofs, streets, and parking lots, and channeling it into gardens, trees, and soil.
Episode 97 – The deep history of apples

Episode 97 – The deep history of apples

Orchardist Gordon Tooley knows apple trees–and has been cultivating rare and heirloom varieties for three decades. But for him it’s as much about the landscape and lifestyle as about the product. We talk about living slowly, observing closely, and promoting healthy land, water, wildlife, and human communities.
Episode 96 – Pests, pathogens, and porcupines: thwarting the marauding hordes in an apple orchard

Episode 96 – Pests, pathogens, and porcupines: thwarting the marauding hordes in an apple orchard

New England is lush and green—and all kinds of creatures want to eat a farmer’s crops. Apple grower and cider maker Steve Wood talks about Integrated Pest Management and its challenges.
Episode 95 – Rockweed: underwater forest or industrial commodity?

Episode 95 – Rockweed: underwater forest or industrial commodity?

Seaweed has always been used for food, fertilizer, and medicine. But now, off the coast of Maine, over-harvesting threatens rockweed and the many species that depend on it.