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Rootstock Radio: Urban Farming that Transforms Lives

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, we speak with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Growing Home. Growing Home is a Chicago-based organization whose primary mission, in Harry’s own words, is to “transform lives—both individual lives and the community—through urban farming.” This transformation is accomplished through a transitional jobs program that employs over 50 …

May 29th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Organic Gardening, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Perennial Crops – A New Solution for Sustainable Agriculture

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, we hear from Fred Iutzi, president of The Land Institute, about the importance of developing perennial food crops. The Land Institute seeks to develop agriculture that will be sustainable for years and generations to come, focusing on the cultivation of perennial crops and polyculture cropping systems. To this end, The …

May 24th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Changing the Narrative in Food and Farming

Download Karen Washington is an urban farmer and activist, as well as the founder of Rise and Root Farm, a cooperatively run farm in Orange County, NY. Karen co-founded Black Urban Growers and was a 2014 James Beard Leadership Award recipient, in addition to being called “urban farming’s grand dame” by the New York Times …

May 9th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Antibiotics & Livestock: What You Need To Know

Download Lena Brook is a Food Policy Advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Food and Agriculture Program. Lena uses her background in advocacy and communications to influence decision makers of all kinds—from elected officials to parents and doctors—to fight the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and the resulting problem of antibiotics resistance. “We …

May 8th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Why are the People Who Feed Us Struggling to Feed Themselves?

Download Today on Rootstock Radio, host Anne O’Connor speaks to Navina Khanna. Navina is director of the HEAL Food Alliance. HEAL stands for Health, Environment, Agriculture and Labor, and Navina describes the alliance as a “multi-sector, multi-racial and intergenerational coalition” working for food and farm justice. In 2014 Navina’s work was recognized with a James …

April 25th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The “Magic” of Grass-Based Agriculture with Sarah Flack

Download   Today on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Sarah Flack. Sarah is an author and nationally recognized consultant on grazing and livestock. Her latest book, The Art and Science of Grazing, was published in 2016. Although she was born in Wisconsin, Sarah’s family lived in New Zealand when she was a young …

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Food Allergies & Why Organic is Not a Fad

Download Today on Rootstock Radio, we speak with Robyn O’Brien, author, former food industry analyst, TEDx speaker and mother of four. She is also founder of the AllergyKids Foundation, an organization that aims to make clean and safe food affordable to all children. Robyn’s interest in ensuring good food for all children really began when …

March 27th, 2017  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Renegade Lunch Lady’s Fresh Take on School Lunch

Download Chef Ann Cooper is an internationally recognized author, chef, educator, and advocate for healthy food for all children, and we’re excited to speak with her today on Rootstock Radio. Ann has spent over 17 years working in school food and currently serves as Director of Nutrition Services for the Boulder Valley School District in …

March 21st, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Impact of Pesticides…Compounded

Download Today on Rootstock Radio Anne O’Connor talks to Marcia Ishii-Eiteman Senior Scientist and Director of the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network. Prior to joining Pesticide Action Network in 1996, Marcia worked in Asia and Africa for 14 years on projects ranging from establishing farmer field schools, to community-based rural development, to women’s …

March 16th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Responsible Seafood with Sheila Bowman

Download Have you ever wondered about the credibility of “organic” aquaculture? What about the effects of plastic waste on our seafood? Today on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez talks with Sheila Bowman, manager of Culinary and Strategic Initiatives for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. Trained as a marine scientist and passionate about conservation, …

March 13th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


 
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