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Follow host Theresa Marquez as she exposes the realities of our broken food system and explores solutions put forward by our country's brightest changemakers.

Rootstock Radio celebrates the changemakers who are working to restore and revitalize our broken food and farming system. We balance the doom-and-gloom with real-life solutions for a sustainable future.

Jul 31, 2017

Regina Beidler calls herself an "accidental farmer," but her commitment to organic agriculture, sustainability, rural communities, and caring for her animals is deeply intentional (and about as far from accidental as it gets.) Quickly, she learned to do things like drive a tractor, operate other farm machinery, and get...


Jul 24, 2017

Evan Lutz, CEO and co-founder of Hungry Harvest, started out selling "ugly" and surplus produce from the basement of his dorm at the University of Maryland. Now, after a lot of hard work and a successful pitch on the TV show "Shark Tank," Lutz's business has distributed 3 million pounds of produce that would have...


Jul 17, 2017

Cattails, cedar maple tea, and cooking with many other indigenous ingredients is a normal thing for "The Sioux Chef" Sean Sherman and his team. He says, "Our work is really not only working with the tribes, but giving people a deeper understanding of the land that they're standing on, because all of this was...


Jul 10, 2017

Food Tank focuses on stories of hope & success to help food system changemakers move from being stuck on the problems to finding the solutions. Today, we hear from Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of Food Tahnk, about the organization's activities to keep the momentum going throughout the Good Food Movement...


Jul 3, 2017

Jim Slama remembers the food landscape in Chicago in the '90s and early 2000s as rather bleak. "Back then it was nearly an organic food desert," he says. Even access to non-organic fresh fruits and vegetables could be limited. But things slowly started shifting, and today, Jim and his nonprofit, FamilyFarmed, are making...