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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.

Jan 28, 2019

Tune in to hear about:

- How Mai learned that cooperation is essential at a young age

- Why a connection to the land is often especially important to refugees

- How Mai and other committed citizens changed legislation in San Diego for the better

- What sparked Mai’s interest in farming

- Culturally relevant crops in...


Jan 21, 2019

Alex Eaton, CEO and cofounder of Sistema Biobolsa (or Sistema.bio), talks about the innovative solution Sistema.bio presents to small (and even larger-scale!) farmers. This incredible biodigester system turns animal manure into both rich fertilizer and methane gas that can be used for fuel and heat. In this way, Alex...


Jan 14, 2019

Florencia Ramirez is a researcher at the University of Chicago’s School of Public Policy and author of the book Eat Less Water (not to mention an activist, educator and mother!). Today, she talks with us about how conserving water—perhaps the most precious resource on our planet—involves a lot more than simply...


Jan 7, 2019

Tune in to hear about:

  • Jon’s personal interest in food, the food system and eating well.
  • The way consumer-owned grocery stores (aka food cooperatives) are being used to alleviate food deserts with fresh, local and natural items, not just to serve already-affluent communities.
  • Why co-ops are a huge benefit to...