Down to Earth is a podcast about hope. As climate change collides with our industrial food system, we focus not on doom but instead 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

Episode 25 – Pasturemap: High tech on the range

Christine Su is CEO and co-founder of Pasturemap, a tool that helps ranchers increase productivity on their rangelands. We talk about the synergies among soil health, grass abundance, profitability, carbon sequestration, and intergenerational–and inter-regional–information sharing.

Episode 24 – Practicing regenerative agriculture

Practicing regenerative agriculture Nicole Masters is an agroecologist who teaches, writes about, and consults on regenerative agriculture and soil regeneration. With projects in both the US and her home, New Zealand, she has worked on nearly a million acres of crop...

Episode 23 – Planting the seeds of local agriculture

Planting the seeds of local agriculture Bill McDorman is executive director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance in Ketchum, Idaho, and co-founder of the Seed School. We discuss the rapidly-growing seed-saving movement, and its benefits for a more sustainable and local...

Episode 21 – Eating wild foods in the industrial age

Eating wild foods in the industrial age What’s the difference between one head of lettuce and another? A lot, journalist Jo Robinson tells us. The foods we eat that are freshest and closest to their wild ancestors are healthier and can prevent many of the chronic...

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