Have you listened to the latest episode of our Tractor Time podcast? We’re featuring two new episodes each month in 2021 during our 50th anniversary – and you won’t want to miss even one! Find us on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Guest Gary Paul Nabhan
On this episode we welcome Brother Coyote himself, Gary Paul Nabhan. An agricultural ecologist, an ethnobotanist, a MacArthus “genius grant” winner, a professor and an Ecumenical Franciscan Brother, Nabhan is a true polymath. He’s a pioneering figure in the local food movement as well as the modern heirloom seed saving movement. He’s also the author of an almost countless number of books, including The Nature of Desert Nature, Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities, and Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair.
His most recent book is called Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System. The book is a challenging, poetic and hopeful exploration of what the teachings of Jesus have to tell us about our modern food system and our relationship to the natural world. Even if you’re not religious, or even spiritual, I think this interview is still well worth your time — Nabhan has tapped into a deep and universal store of wisdom just when we need it most.
Learn more about Nabhan and listen to our 59th episode of Tractor Time here.
This episode also features an Industrial Ag Watch interview with investigative journalist Carey Gillam – author of The Monsanto Papers and Whitewash – about current events surrounding several scientists coming forward about problems at the EPA’s office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
About Tractor Time podcast
From your friends at Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture since 1971, Tractor Time is a conversation between farmers, authors, advocates and legendary voices in the world of eco-agriculture. Hosted by Ben Trollinger, editor of Acres U.S.A. magazine. Since it started in 2017, this podcast has been downloaded more than 140,000 times around the world. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
Other Tractor Time episodes you may enjoy:
- Tractor Time #50: Dr. Vandana Shiva on the Toxic Cartels
- Tractor Time #49: Chris Smaje on Our Peasant Farmer Future
- Tractor Time #42: Gerry Gillespie on Feeding the Soil with Household Organic Waste