Terra Verde

Community-Based Farming in the Age of Commodity-Based Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is a sustainability-focused approach to farming that critically improves soil health, maintains biodiversity, and helps cultivate agricultural systems that interact with and support their larger ecosystems — including nearby communities. In order to transform food systems by empowering the next generation of sustainability- and community-minded farmers, Pie Ranch in Pescadero, California provides early-career farmers with support and access to resources that will aid them in establishing their own climate-resilient and economically viable regenerative farms.

On this episode of Terra Verde, Leonard Diggs, Director of Farmer and Rancher Opportunities at Pie Ranch, joins Terra Verde host Fiona McLeod to talk about the power of these community-based farming practices in an age when agriculture systems are overwhelmingly commodity-based and profit-driven.