This episode was very informative and our guest Dr. Liz Carlisle is inspirational and sparks optimism for the health of our species and all beings.
When I first discovered Dr. Liz Carlisle's book, Healing Grounds - Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming I was intrigued. Then I found out she was on faculty at UC-Santa Barbara in the department chaired by one of my dearest friends, Dr. David Pellow. I reached out to David and he introduced us. Then the next part was one of deep anticipation as I imagined the dialog between Liz and our co-host and co-producer soil enthusiast and soil scientist, Dr. Akilah Martin. I am beyond elated with the outcome as the episode exceeded my expectations. I think it will exceed yours. This is the full episode and you will also be receiving clips of the episode...
Liz Carlisle is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses on food and farming. Born and raised in Montana, she got hooked on agriculture while working as an aide to an organic farmer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester, which led to a decade of research and writing collaborations with farmers in her home state. She has written three books about regenerative farming and agroecology: Lentil Underground (2015), Grain by Grain (2019, with co-author Bob Quinn), and most recently, Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming (2022). She is also a frequent contributor to both academic journals and popular media outlets, focusing on food and farm policy, incentivizing soil health practices, and supporting new entry farmers. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography, from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. in Folklore and Mythology, from Harvard University. Prior to her career as a writer and academic, she spent several years touring rural America as a country singer.
Order book: https://bookshop.org/shop/Semicolonchi (search for Healing Grounds)
Links to people and organizations featured in Healing Grounds:
Also mentioned prominently in the episode were two of my favorite people who Liz interviewed for the book:
Leah Penniman - Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black I had the pleasure of reviewing for the Center for Humans and Nature and available on the Soul Fire Farm website.
Dr. Monica White author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement.
Also, see Dan Kittredge Bionutrient Food Association.
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Doing it for those yet to be born,,,