2017 Conference Videos

Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center

Rio Grande Water Fund Panel

Rio Grande Water Fund Panel - Fire and Rain: Economic, Ecological and Community Resilience Sandra Postel, Laura McCarthy, Katherine Kuhas, Toner Mitchell This panel of experts will discuss the Rio Grande Water Fund, an innovative project created to invest in the...

Allen Williams – Restore Soil and Ecosystem Health with Adaptive Grazing

Allen Williams Restore Soil and Ecosystem Health with Adaptive Grazing Allen Williams will speak on adaptive grazing, which produces positive compounding effects that can significantly benefit soil health, plant species complexity and diversity, insect and pollinator...

Rick Danvir – Comparing Effects of Time-Controlled Grazing…

Rick Danvir Comparing Effects of Time-Controlled Grazing, Traditional Management, and Rest on Vegetative Covers For centuries, apprenticeship has been the means of passing on the skills of many trades, from engravers and silversmiths in the middle ages, to...

Laura Paine – Training the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Laura Paine  Training the Next Generation of Land Stewards For centuries, apprenticeship has been the means of passing on the skills of many trades, from engravers and silversmiths in the middle ages, to electricians and carpenters today. Using work-based learning...

Keri Brandt and Janine Fitzgerald – Zombie Agriculture

Keri Brandt and Janine Fitzgerald Zombie Agriculture Industrial agriculture has resulted in dead soils and animals living in torturous conditions. We call this process "zombie agriculture" in reference to constant supply of synthetic inputs required to reanimate the...

Wendell Gilgert – Re-Watering California One Ranch at a Time

Wendell Gilgert Re-Watering California One Ranch at a Time "Point Blue Conservation Science is collaborating with the USDA-NRCS, cooperating ranchers, RCD’s and conservation partners to improve rangelands in California. Point Blue Partner Biologists are teaming up...

Michael Phillips – Soil Redemption Song

Michael Phillips Soil Redemption Song This lively exploration of soil biology and healthy plant metabolism will rouse every gardener, farmer, rancher, and fruit grower to think deeper. How mycorrhizal fungi enhance plant health is absolutely stunning. Nutrients are...

Carbon Ranching Panel – Drawing it Down, Funding Regeneration

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Mindful Meat Panel Keynote

Mindful Meat Keynote Panel Mary Charlotte Domandi, Deborah Madison, Adam Danforth, Mike Callicrate Listen to butcher and teacher Adam Danforth, chef and writer Deborah Madison, and rancher and processor Mike Callicrate discuss how we eat, think, and talk...

2017 Radical Center Awards and Panel

2017 Radical Center Awards and Panel Wink Crigler - Ranching, Ernie Atencio - Conservation, Ron Mortensen, Curtis Chee, Mark Willis - Civil Service, Rachel Gilker and Kathy Voth - Research The Eleventh Annual Awards for Outstanding Leadership in the...

Down to Earth

A Planet to Plate Podcast

Episode 50 – Meriwether Hardie: Making the Business Case for Regenerative Agriculture

The food business is beginning to realize that they’re unsustainable — but don’t really know how to transition. Bio-Logical Capital provides demonstrations and research that point to possible paths forward.

Episode 50 – Graeme Hand: How to regenerate land with livestock and still make a steady profit

Graeme Hand teaches Holistic Management, and how to restore grasslands with cattle–and his techniques might surprise you! ‎

Episode 49 – Joel Benson Holistic Management: It’s Not Just for Land

Joel Benson applied his training in holistic management to his business, and then to the government of his small town where he was mayor for eight years. The results are inspiring — and remind us of the power of systems thinking.

Episode 48 -Rodrigo Sierra Corona, Conservation Cattle on the California Coast

While cows can be destructive, they can also be effective management tools for improving land health. We talk to Rodrigo Sierra Corona about his work to improve grasslands and preserve species at the Santa Lucia Conservancy.

Episode 47 – Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture

A long-time Quivira Coalition leader and proponent of regenerative agriculture, Kate Greenberg is now the Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Colorado. We talk about what it means to take a regenerative and “Radical Center” approach from her position in government.

Episode 46 – Richard Teague: the Science of Holistic Grazing

Industrial agriculture looks like it’s alive, but often the soil is dead, animals are living in excruciating conditions, and the food looks good but is not as nutritious as food grown from living soils in humane circumstances.

Episode 45 – Mountain and Prairie host Ed Roberson on innovative approaches to water in the West

Industrial agriculture looks like it’s alive, but often the soil is dead, animals are living in excruciating conditions, and the food looks good but is not as nutritious as food grown from living soils in humane circumstances.

Episode 44 – A regenerative farmer in Kenya

Industrial agriculture looks like it’s alive, but often the soil is dead, animals are living in excruciating conditions, and the food looks good but is not as nutritious as food grown from living soils in humane circumstances.

Episode 43 – Envisioning a post-carbon food system

Industrial agriculture looks like it’s alive, but often the soil is dead, animals are living in excruciating conditions, and the food looks good but is not as nutritious as food grown from living soils in humane circumstances.

Episode 42 – Incentivizing healthy soils through sensible policy

Industrial agriculture looks like it’s alive, but often the soil is dead, animals are living in excruciating conditions, and the food looks good but is not as nutritious as food grown from living soils in humane circumstances.

Technical Guides

For healthy working lands

A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land

A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land - Water Harvesting from Low-Standard Rural Roads By Bill Zeedyk “A road lies easily on the land if it is located on a landform where it can be readily and effectively drained (neither too steep nor too at); is functional...

CO NRCS Range Technical Note

Hand-Built Structures for Restoring Degraded Meadows in Sagebrush Rangelands: Examples and lessons learned from the Upper Gunnison River Basin, Colorado USDA, State of Colorado, NRCS - Range Technical Note No. 40 May 2018 By Jeremy Maestas, Shawn Connor,...

Erosion Control Field Guide

Erosion Control Field Guide By Craig Sponholtz and Avery C. Anderson Sponholtz This field guide is intended to inform those who depend on the soil and its life-giving properties. This guide discusses ways to regenerate soil so that it holds more water,...

Plug and Pond

The Plug and Pond Treatment: Restoring Sheetflow to High Elevation Slope Wetlands in New Mexico By Bill Zeedyk, Steve Vrooman, New Mexico Environment Department, and Surface Water Quality Bureau Wetlands Program This field guide is intended to inform those...

Agrarian Apprenticeship: Growing the Next Generation of Ranchers and Farmers

Agrarian Apprenticeship: Growing the Next Generation of Ranchers and Farmers By Virginie Pointeau, Julie Sullivan, Sarah Wentzel-Fisher The New Agrarian Program has delved deep into the state of agricultural apprenticeship in the US as part of a Thornburg Foundation...

An Introduction to Erosion Control

An Introduction to Erosion Control By Bill Zeedyk and Jan-Willem Jansens This field guide is intended to inform those who depend on the soil and its life-giving properties. This guide discusses ways to regenerate soil so that it holds more water, supports...

An Introduction to Induced Meandering

An Introduction to Induced Meandering By Bill Zeedyk This is an illustrated field guide for use by participants of riparian restoration educational workshops and field tours, along with contractors and volunteers (during installation of structures). It is...

Forest Restoration on the Rowe Mesa Grassbank – A K-12 Curriculum Guide

Forest Restoration on the Rowe Mesa Grassbank - A K-12 Curriculum Guide By Tori Derr and the Quivira Coalition This curriculum provides opportunities for youth to learn many aspects of science, including some principles of forest restoration, observation...

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: A Review of a Collaborative Restoration Project on Rowe Mesa, San Miguel County, NM

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: A Review of a Collaborative Restoration Project on Rowe Mesa, San Miguel County, NM By Courtney White Between 2001 and 2005, a collaborative, science-based restoration treatment project - called Rincon Ortiz CFRP - was...

Rangeland Health and Planned Grazing

Rangeland Health and Planned Grazing By Kirk Gadzia and Nathan Sayre A Joint Publication from Earth Works Institute, The Quivira Coalition and the Rio Puerco Management Committee. Fourth Edition - April 2009. This field guide is an introduction to grazing...

Resilience

Quivira’s Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 41- It Works! A celebration of Bill Zeedyk’s 80th Year

Resilience, Issue 41- It Works! A celebration of Bill Zeedyk's 80th Year August 2015 It is our great pleasure to bring you this 41st edition of Resilience. Not only is it a small token of our appreciation for the many ways that Bill Zeedyk has enriched our lives and...

Resilience, Issue 40 – Beyond Resilience

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 39 – 2% Solutions for Hunger Thirst and CO2

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 38 – A Place Worth Calling Home

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 37 – Lessons Learned

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 36 – A Carbon Ranch

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 35 – The Back Forty

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 34 – New Agrarianism

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 33 – Building Resilience Part 2

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 32 – Building Resilience Part 1

2017 Conference Videos Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center Down to Earth A Planet to Plate Podcast Technical Guides For healthy working lands Resilience Quivira's Annual Journal