Today, we discuss all things sustainable agriculture with Joshua Earl Arnold. Joshua is a Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Warren Wilson College where he educates his students on subjects such as entomology, agriculture, agroecology, and soil science. As someone that considers himself a “science, practice, and movement” agroecologist, Joshua is here to offer his unique perspective on urban agriculture as a whole.

Joshua discovered his fascination with food systems during his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley – specifically the sociology of how people interact with these systems. This interest ultimately led him to study insects and their role in agricultural ecosystems…

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The challenges that urban farmers face.
  • How the cost of water and insects can interfere with farming practices.
  • How urban farmers can work together to create “an economy of scale”.
  • Why soil-less systems may be a viable solution to urban farming issues.

Want to learn more about Joshua and his outlook on sustainable agriculture? Click here now!

Episode also available on Apple Podcasts:

Subscribe, Review, Listen:
Sustainable Agriculture
Urban Farming
Share This Podcast

Latest Podcasts

Breastfeeding Your Newborn Baby – Information to Keep You Calm and Confident

Bringing home a newborn baby is an incredibly exciting time for parents, but it can also be pretty challenging when it comes to breastfeeding. If you’re planning to breastfeed, having a tough time with it, or know someone who is, this episode is for you. Tune in to learn: Why babies are expected to lose about 5% of their birth…Read More

Breastfeeding Challenges Overcome and Shared by “The Famous Mommy”

When Jay’s first baby was born, the hospital staff bottle-fed her against Jay’s wishes; it might seem harmless, but it had a profound and long-lasting effect on her baby’s ability to latch and feed from her breast instead of a bottle. Jay wanted to share her experiences with other mothers who might benefit from the information, and before long, she…Read More

Homesteading: What Does It Really Mean, and Could It Change Your Family’s Life for the Better?

When Ammie Harris brought home her newborn son, she quickly realized there was a problem: he wasn’t latching well, and she had a low breast milk supply. Her son was losing weight and she needed to act quickly. The pediatrician recommended a commercial formula, but it didn’t work — not a single commercial formula did — and her son still wasn’t gaining weight….Read More

Exploring Regenerative Soil Practices | How To Increase Fertility & Prevent Degradation

The more scientists study traditional agriculture, the less sustainable it seems. Instead, experts are pivoting toward regenerative farming practices, which puts soil health and stewardship first. What are the benefits of regenerative agriculture? Michelle M. Wander, a soil scientist with more than 30 years of experience, joins the podcast to explain… Michelle is the Director of the Agroecology and Sustainable…Read More

Sustainable Living Advice From a Nurse-Turned-Farmer

Nurse-turned-farmer, Karis Johnston, explains what drove her to completely change her lifestyle, and the myriad health benefits she and her family have enjoyed because of it. Press play to discover: Which documentary changed Karis and her husband’s life Raw dairy – could it eliminate dairy allergies? The health benefits Karis and her family have experienced since changing their eating habits and cutting out all toxic chemicals…Read More