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The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

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Sep 25, 2023

Due to limited space, Rachel Nafis initially felt discouraged in her practice of flower gardening. Today, however, she’s gardening 8 plots of cut flowers in San Diego, most in her neighbor’s yards. These flowers supply her local bouquet subscription, flower shops, and event florists.

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Sep 22, 2023

There are serious benefits to raising and processing your own cattle on your own ranch. Not only does it simplify the process of slaughter, but it also consolidates roles of ranching. This, and the benefit to consumers is how vertically integrated farming has a positive impact. 

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Sep 21, 2023

In regenerative animal husbandry, like Will Harris’s White Oak Pastures, animals live according to their nature. This model is an expansion of the industrial one, where meeting basic needs is the only concern. He can tell from their expression that his animals are happy, and that is because of his focus on their...

Sep 20, 2023

Soil health is just as important as animal health. That’s because good soil provides the best possible sustenance for cattle. Additionally, animal impact has a positive effect, as manure attracts microbial organisms that give the soil life. Will managed to convert his previously industrial-farmed soil in just 5 years...

Sep 19, 2023

Regeneration of degraded land. Welfare to the animals. Re-enrichment of the local community. These are the three things Will Harris’ cattle company boasts, and those he is most proud of at White Oak Pastures. And people come to work on the farm, not because of the higher pay, but because of the principle behind...