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Follow hosts Theresa Marquez and Anne O'Connor as they expose the realities of our broken food system and explore solutions put forward by our country's brightest changemakers.
There is a need for honest—yet personable—education amid the rampant apathy, ignorance, and worse, denial about the true state of food and farming in our country today. As we face a food system that is increasingly dangerous to human and environmental health, we need to amplify the hard truth with compassionate and honest voices, balancing the doom-and-gloom with real-life solutions that contribute to a sustainable future.
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Recent Rootstock Radio Posts
Download Harry MacCormack has spent nearly half a century—45 years to be exact—farming organically at Sunbow Farm in Corvallis Oregon. And although that in itself is accomplishment enough, it’s just the beginning of Harry’s list. Harry is the co-founder of the organic certifier Oregon Tilth and served as its executive director for many years. Additionally, he …read more
Download Debbie Barker is a writer, consultant and activist who has served as international director for the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the director of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG). A prolific author and speaker, in 2011 she published the book The Wheel of Life: Food, Climate, Human Rights and the Economy. Currently, …read more
Download While the exact numbers are often debated, it’s safe to say there are over 25,000 varieties of apples in the world, over 16,000 of which are being grown in North America today. Susan Futrell spouts these statistics off the top of her head because she recently published a book, Good Apples: Behind Every Bite, …read more
Want to know something about the history of the organic movement…errr, I mean, the $40 billion organic industry that started as a movement? You’ve come to the right place! Meet Bob Scowcroft, an organizer for Friends of the Earth (FOE) in the ‘70s, first executive director of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) in 1987, and …read more
Download Bob Scowcroft is an organic pioneer—a storied leader in the organic movement. For nearly 20 years he served as Executive Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), an organization that he co-founded with two certified-organic farmers in 1990. With Bob at its helm, OFRF awarded over $2.4 million in support of over 320 …read more
Whenever I read something from Starhawk or have the privilege to speak with her, I am inspired with new ideas and new approaches to old topics. In my most recent Rootstock Radio conversation with Starhawk, two thoughts from our interview stand out: First is how, when and why do we need to integrate “healing” into …read more
Download Award-winning author, activist and permaculture designer Starhawk has written and co-authored a total of twelve books and is a prominent leader in the revival of earth-based spirituality. She created the Earth Activist Training, a course that teaches permaculture design grounded in spirit with a focus on organizing and activism. Starhawk is also a veteran of …read more
Download In 1983, Judy Wicks founded Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Café and became a pioneer in the local food movement and a model for sustainable business practices. White Dog Café, begun as a simple coffee and muffin shop on the first floor of Judy’s home, was founded on the three pillars of “food, fun and social …read more
Download Sue Kesey is co-founder of Springfield Creamery, and a true pioneer in the organic dairy industry. In 1960, freshly married and recently graduated from Oregon State, Sue and her husband Chuck Kesey opened the doors of a humble creamery in Chuck’s hometown, Springfield, Oregon. What began as a fluid milk bottling operation—bottling and delivering …read more
Download Anupama Joshi is executive director and co-founder of the National Farm to School Network, an organization that serves as an information, networking and advocacy hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education to school systems and early care and education sites. She is a recognized leader in the …read more