Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio celebrates the changemakers who are working to restore and revitalize our broken food and farming system. We balance the doom-and-gloom with real-life solutions for contributing to a sustainable future.

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      How to Turn Post-Election Anger into Activism


      Author, activist and permaculture designer Starhawk returns to Rootstock Radio to discuss regenerative agriculture and turning anger into activism. Starhawk sees anger not as a solely negative emotion, but as also having incredibly healing powers. She encourages "harvesting" anger, channeling that energy into activism instead of ugliness.


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      Food, Fun & Social Activism at White Dog Cafe


      Judy Wicks, author, activist and founder of Philadelphia's White Dog Cafe, doesn't believe it's "unbusinesslike" to make decisions with your heart.


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      Stories from a Half-Century in Organic


      Sue Kesey is a true pioneer in the organic dairy industry. The co-founder of Springfield Creamery and Nancy's Yogurt has so many stories to share from her 56 years in organic - including some about musician Huey Lewis and the Grateful Dead!


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      "Tantalizing the Senses" through Farm to School


      Anupama Joshi, executive director and co-founder of the National Farm to School Network, returns to Rootstock Radio to discuss widening the reach of farm to school programs around the country, including early care and native communities. "It's not just about giving them the information. It's about tantalizing their senses by tasting, by feeling, by seeing the colors and looking at all the things that food provides."


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      Forging the Good Food Supply Chain


      Tom McDougall, founder of 4P Foods, is building the good food supply chain by reflecting the TRUE cost of food and directly connecting farmers to consumers.


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      28m
       2017-09-18

      Ceres Community Project: Food that Heals and Empowers


      This week on Rootstock Radio, we're talking with Cathryn Couch, founder and director of the Ceres Community Project, which brings free, nutritious, prepared meals to people who are ill, and - uniquely - youth volunteers are the gardeners and chefs. Even better, this successful program has trained other groups to provide similar services in their own communities around the country.


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      28m
       2017-09-11

      Wanted: Regenerative, Renewing, Resilient Agriculture


      Fred Kirschenmann is a man of many talents: professor, TEDx speaker, organic farmer, author, James Beard Leadership award recipient, and sustainable agriculturalist. Fred isn't under any illusions about the industrial agriculture economy, so he emphasizes how important it is to work together as a community, with a vision for a regenerative, renewing, resilient agricultural future.


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      28m
       2017-09-04

      We Can Reverse Climate Change (And We Must Start Now)


      Nancy Hirschberg and the Climate Collaborative are working to unite the natural products industry to reverse climate change. "We're at a tipping point of awareness and action."


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      28m
       2017-08-28

      Secrets from Chef Monique Hooker's Kitchen


      Today on Rootstock Radio, we speak with culinary pioneer Monique Jamet Hooker about how her upbringing shaped her relationship with food and cooking.


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      28m
       2017-08-21

      Pesticides: Past, Present and Future


      Trying to "fix" problems created by the overuse of pesticides with more pesticides is "like pouring gasoline on fire to put it out. It makes about as much sense," says Dr. Charles Benbrook, an independent scientist committed to exposing the realities of agricultural chemical use in food production, and the effects they have on our health. If you enjoyed part 1 of our interview with Chuck last week, you won't want to miss this second installment.


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      28m
       2017-08-14