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 13 – Cows Save the Planet

Cows Save the Planet Judith Schwartz is the author of Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth.We talk about ecosystems, biodiversity, soil, climate change mitigation, and alternatives to the current industrial food model....

Episode 12 – Opening the conversation about living soils

Opening the conversation about living soils Chris Jagger is a vegetable farmer in Oregon, and he’s founder of the Living Soils Symposium, an annual gathering of farmers and people interested in regenerative agriculture. He talks about the many challenges of farming,...

Episode 11 – From conflict to conciliation on Western landscapes

From conflict to conciliation on Western landscapes Lesli Allison, executive director of the Western Landowners Alliance, talks about the complex relationships among conservationists, ranchers, farmers, land managers–and wildlife, water, and earth. Challenges that...

Episode 9 – Eat Mesquite? Yes. Really.

Eat Mesquite? Yes. Really. Brad Lancaster is co-founder of Desert Harvesters, in Tucson, Arizona. He’s author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond. His new book, produced with Desert Harvesters, is Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods...

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