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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Terry Oxford: Sustainable Urban Beekeeping


Terry Oxford of UrbanBeeSF keeps bees on San Francisco rooftops, and today she discusses why current beekeeping practices simply are not cutting it: for bees, for humans, and for our planet.


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Leah Penniman: Amplifying the Voices of Black and Brown Farmers


Today we hear from author and food justice activist Leah Penniman about the experiences of Black and Brown people in agriculture, and how these communities can reclaim their right to -- and connection with -- the land their ancestors worked so skillfully.


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Fred Provenza: Where Wonder Meets Science (And Why They Aren’t Mutually Exclusive)


Today, Dr. Fred Provenza talks about the many layers of intrinsic wisdom present in the natural world, from the perspective of a respected scientist and researcher. He is professor emeritus in the department of wildland resources at Utah State University.


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How Food Can Turn a ‘Place’ into a ‘Home’


Farmer, cooperator and refugee advocate Mai Nguyen talks about her current focus on creating sustainable alternatives to the industrial food system and mobilizing young farmers to reform political structures in the U.S.


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Alex Eaton: Let's Talk About Poop (Cow Manure, That Is)


Alex Eaton of Sistema.bio shares the innovative manure digester system that turns animal manure into both fertilizer and fuel. He's addressing climate change, food insecurity and poverty around the world in a single package. Listen in to learn more!


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Florencia Ramirez: How Much Water Do You "Eat"?


Florencia Ramirez, author of "Eat Less Water," shares how we must look at water conservation through a different lens. She breaks down the relationship between our water and our soil and why the solution to water scarcity is truly in our kitchens.


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 2019-01-14  28m
 
 

Jon Steinman: The Magic of Food Co-ops


"Deconstructing Dinner" podcast host Jon Steinman shares how consumer-owned cooperative grocery stores, or food co-ops, are changing the retail grocery landscape – and communities – for the better.


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 2019-01-07  28m
 
 

Arty Mangan: From Juice to Climate Change


Arty Mangan of Bioneers shares the most effective carbon sequestration tech that he knows of, feelings about trendy farming words right now, organic ag training in the deep South, and the inspirational greeting among Peruvian farmers.


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 2018-12-17  28m
 
 

A-Dae Romero Briones: The Revival of Agriculture in Indigenous Communities


From bringing awareness to the traditions and strengths that indigenous populations can draw on to engaging native youth in the food systems of their communities, A-dae covers it all. Listen in to hear how First Nations Development Institute is using food


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 2018-12-10  28m
 
 

Starhawk: Applying Permaculture to Plants…and People


Author, activist and permaculture designer Starhawk shares how agricultural permaculture can inform social permaculture (and what the heck that even means). Plus, she digs into how to engage with someone you don’t agree with in a productive way.


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 2018-12-03  28m