In today’s episode, David Bilbrey returns to the host seat with Fred Kirschenmann. Fred joins us again to share more about his work at the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and how those two places are working to allow us to plan not only for the world we have now but also for our descendants. The solutions come in multiple forms, from the ways we can use plants in our fields to increase yields while regenerating soil, and the cultural changes that are coming as the children and grandchildren of the Baby Boomer generation reject consumerism and focus on a more community-centered life.
What do you think of what Fred shared with David today? Are there places where you can favor biology over technology in your design? Do you make lifestyle decisions that have an impact on your use of resources and consumption?
I’d love to hear from you.
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