Food

Than Naing Oo next to his garden plot in 2018 in Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Paul Bick)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
Global Garden Refugee Training Farm in Chicago makes space for refugee farmers to grow traditional fruits and vegetables, while also integrating local cultivars. One farmer shares what he grows in his farm plot.
A feral hog searches for food among some rocks.

Feral hogs are a destructive invasive species prevalent across Texas. (Roy Buri/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Controlling invasive species can be costly and time-consuming. Watch this video to learn how including them on your plate could be a viable way to manage and even reduce populations.
An assortment of crops are seen growing out of lava-rocks in a terraced platform with water flowing through a pipe from one level of the terrace to the next.

Charles Collins' aquaponic garden. Water pours out from one garden bed overflowing with home grown vegetable plants, into another lava-rock filled bed. (Photo courtesy of Charles Collins)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Charles Collins is a backyard gardener on a mission to change the way that the world grows food. In this audio story, Charles discusses his primary method: aquaponics. 

Roy Pfaltzgraff uses sustainable soil health practices on his farm in Haxtun, Colorado. (Eric Forbes)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Colorado State University, Center for Science Communication
Colorado farmer, Roy Pfaltzgraff, reflects on the challenges he faces as a farmer, how he has adapted, and the importance of consumers understanding food production.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Can eating meat save the planet? In this short documentary, ranchers and scientists at McGinley Ranch discuss regenerative ranching practices and ecological economics. 
A vegan margherita pizza from Donna Jean's.

Donna Jean's "Killer Queen" pizza. (Leslie Patinsky Funabashi/Courtesy Donna Jean)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Arizona State University
From a classic Jewish deli, to a charming date-night spot, to a punk rock food truck, join me on a tour of some of San Diego's best and most sustainable vegan food restaurants. 
The author as a young girl, standing in an orchard at her grandparents' farm.

A picture of me from when I was younger, standing in an orchard on my grandparents' farm. (Lei Zhi Kun)

University of Georgia
Floating back in time–to a village in China. Grandma’s village.

Tyrell McClain holds up a clump of soil on McGinley Ranch while discussing the high biodiversity under the surface of the ground on September 17, 2022. (Dr. Imani Cheers/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
An interview with Vice President of Ranch Operations at Turner Enterprises, Mark Kossler, about the benefits, challenges, and future of sustainable agriculture.
A bison walks in a prairie under a blue sky.

Several bison wander the prairie lands of McGinley Ranch on September 18, 2022. (Frank Sesno/Planet Forward)

University of Missouri
Declining rangeland and rising temperatures have livestock ranchers searching for solutions. To South Dakota State University research assistant Anlly Fresno Rueda, a bison’s gut is as good of a place to start looking as any.

(From left to right) Eva Kotobuki Sideris, Frank Sesno, Hannah Krantz, Adam Goldberg, Vidya Muthupillai, and Dr. Imani Cheers.

Founding Director, Planet Forward
A select group of students from several universities recently traveled to McGinley Ranch in Nebraska to study and report on regenerative agriculture, land management practices, and sustainable bison ranching.

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