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Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio

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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.

Latest Episodes

Dr. John Fagan on the Toxins in our Food and Environment

On this final episode of Rootstock Radio, we're talking to Dr. John Fagan of Earth Open Source Institute about an all-encompassing model of health, climate change, pesticides and science.

28 MINJUN 17
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Dr. John Fagan on the Toxins in our Food and Environment

Chef Luke Zahm: The Difference Between a Fad and a Revolution

Today on Rootstock Radio, Chef Luke Zahm of the Driftless Cafe gets real about what it takes to be conscientious in the restaurant industry, and why serving local food is so important to the greater local food system.

28 MINJUN 10
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Chef Luke Zahm: The Difference Between a Fad and a Revolution

Mari Margil: Giving Nature the Legal Rights it Deserves

Nature needs a lawyer. Good thing Mari Margil and her team at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are up to the task. Hear the case for granting Planet Earth legal rights it deserves - including a recent success to pass the Lake Erie Bill of Rights - on this week’s episode of Rootstock Radio.

28 MINJUN 3
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Mari Margil: Giving Nature the Legal Rights it Deserves

Anthony Reyes: Growing Skills (and Food) at the Homeless Garden Project

Anthony Reyes of the Homeless Garden Project shares how urban farming has helped people experiencing homelessness grow skills, confidence and sustenance.

28 MINMAY 27
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Anthony Reyes: Growing Skills (and Food) at the Homeless Garden Project

Ashleigh Eubanks: Food and Cooperation in the Boroughs of New York City

Today we’re talking to community organizer Ashleigh Eubanks of RiseBoro Community Partnership, where her work includes food systems education, supporting local co-op development, building cross-movement solidarity and fostering local leadership. Not only that, Ashleigh was named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for her work as a food justice organizer in 2018. Tune in to hear her story of growing up in a food desert, and how the inequality she saw inspired her to make change.

28 MINMAY 20
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Ashleigh Eubanks: Food and Cooperation in the Boroughs of New York City

Sarah Potenza: How WWOOF Did Ecotourism Long Before it was Cool

WWOOF’s model for cultural exchange on organic farms connects people from all over the world through shared values of good food, sustainability and community. WWOOF was doing ecotourism before that term had even been invented! Tune in to hear about how WWOOFing works, how it's changed since the 1970s, and how it has led many people to organic farming (and showed a few that the farming life wasn't for them - and that's a good thing to know).

28 MINMAY 13
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Sarah Potenza: How WWOOF Did Ecotourism Long Before it was Cool

Cara Loriz: Protecting the (Often-Overlooked) Foundation of Our Food System

Have you ever stopped to think about how the plants that produce our seeds are treated? Today on Rootstock Radio Cara Loriz, Executive Director at Organic Seed Alliance, is talking about an often-overlooked and truly fundamental piece of our food and agriculture system: Seeds.

28 MINMAY 6
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Cara Loriz: Protecting the (Often-Overlooked) Foundation of Our Food System

Amanda Oborne: Helping the "Ag of the Middle" Thrive

Farm infrastructures in the U.S. are designed to support either very big or very small farms, which sometimes leaves mid-sized producers—the “Ag of the Middle”—without resources or a market. Amanda Oborne of Ecotrust is supporting these often-overlooked farms in order to create a flourishing regional food system.

28 MINAPR 29
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Amanda Oborne: Helping the "Ag of the Middle" Thrive

Chef Mary Cleaver on Eating Local in the Urban Jungle (and Happy Earth Day!)

We’re ringing in the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with a special Rootstock Radio conversation with Chef Mary Cleaver about hosting an Earth Dinner (a special themed dinner for Earth Day), local food in NYC, climate change, and more.

28 MINAPR 22
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Chef Mary Cleaver on Eating Local in the Urban Jungle (and Happy Earth Day!)

Cheyenna Layne Weber: The Cooperative Economic Model Our Earth Needs

Cheyenna Layne Weber shares her pursuit of art and activism that elevates the needs of people and the planet over profits. It's called the "solidarity economy."

28 MINAPR 15
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Cheyenna Layne Weber: The Cooperative Economic Model Our Earth Needs

Latest Episodes

Dr. John Fagan on the Toxins in our Food and Environment

On this final episode of Rootstock Radio, we're talking to Dr. John Fagan of Earth Open Source Institute about an all-encompassing model of health, climate change, pesticides and science.

28 MINJUN 17
Comments
Dr. John Fagan on the Toxins in our Food and Environment

Chef Luke Zahm: The Difference Between a Fad and a Revolution

Today on Rootstock Radio, Chef Luke Zahm of the Driftless Cafe gets real about what it takes to be conscientious in the restaurant industry, and why serving local food is so important to the greater local food system.

28 MINJUN 10
Comments
Chef Luke Zahm: The Difference Between a Fad and a Revolution

Mari Margil: Giving Nature the Legal Rights it Deserves

Nature needs a lawyer. Good thing Mari Margil and her team at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are up to the task. Hear the case for granting Planet Earth legal rights it deserves - including a recent success to pass the Lake Erie Bill of Rights - on this week’s episode of Rootstock Radio.

28 MINJUN 3
Comments
Mari Margil: Giving Nature the Legal Rights it Deserves

Anthony Reyes: Growing Skills (and Food) at the Homeless Garden Project

Anthony Reyes of the Homeless Garden Project shares how urban farming has helped people experiencing homelessness grow skills, confidence and sustenance.

28 MINMAY 27
Comments
Anthony Reyes: Growing Skills (and Food) at the Homeless Garden Project

Ashleigh Eubanks: Food and Cooperation in the Boroughs of New York City

Today we’re talking to community organizer Ashleigh Eubanks of RiseBoro Community Partnership, where her work includes food systems education, supporting local co-op development, building cross-movement solidarity and fostering local leadership. Not only that, Ashleigh was named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for her work as a food justice organizer in 2018. Tune in to hear her story of growing up in a food desert, and how the inequality she saw inspired her to make change.

28 MINMAY 20
Comments
Ashleigh Eubanks: Food and Cooperation in the Boroughs of New York City

Sarah Potenza: How WWOOF Did Ecotourism Long Before it was Cool

WWOOF’s model for cultural exchange on organic farms connects people from all over the world through shared values of good food, sustainability and community. WWOOF was doing ecotourism before that term had even been invented! Tune in to hear about how WWOOFing works, how it's changed since the 1970s, and how it has led many people to organic farming (and showed a few that the farming life wasn't for them - and that's a good thing to know).

28 MINMAY 13
Comments
Sarah Potenza: How WWOOF Did Ecotourism Long Before it was Cool

Cara Loriz: Protecting the (Often-Overlooked) Foundation of Our Food System

Have you ever stopped to think about how the plants that produce our seeds are treated? Today on Rootstock Radio Cara Loriz, Executive Director at Organic Seed Alliance, is talking about an often-overlooked and truly fundamental piece of our food and agriculture system: Seeds.

28 MINMAY 6
Comments
Cara Loriz: Protecting the (Often-Overlooked) Foundation of Our Food System

Amanda Oborne: Helping the "Ag of the Middle" Thrive

Farm infrastructures in the U.S. are designed to support either very big or very small farms, which sometimes leaves mid-sized producers—the “Ag of the Middle”—without resources or a market. Amanda Oborne of Ecotrust is supporting these often-overlooked farms in order to create a flourishing regional food system.

28 MINAPR 29
Comments
Amanda Oborne: Helping the "Ag of the Middle" Thrive

Chef Mary Cleaver on Eating Local in the Urban Jungle (and Happy Earth Day!)

We’re ringing in the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with a special Rootstock Radio conversation with Chef Mary Cleaver about hosting an Earth Dinner (a special themed dinner for Earth Day), local food in NYC, climate change, and more.

28 MINAPR 22
Comments
Chef Mary Cleaver on Eating Local in the Urban Jungle (and Happy Earth Day!)

Cheyenna Layne Weber: The Cooperative Economic Model Our Earth Needs

Cheyenna Layne Weber shares her pursuit of art and activism that elevates the needs of people and the planet over profits. It's called the "solidarity economy."

28 MINAPR 15
Comments
Cheyenna Layne Weber: The Cooperative Economic Model Our Earth Needs