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The Dirt: Conversations about Agriculture, Food, and Water

The Dirt: Conversations About Agriculture, Food, and Water

Water is the lifeblood of agriculture. A predictable water supply will be a key determinant in what's grown and whether land stays in production. We explore the intersection of food and water, as well as how factors such as climate change, economics, innovation, and social movements impact what shows up on our dinner plates.


Pay Dirt: How Farmers Are Using Less Water, Avoiding Pesticides, and Building
Healthy Soil—All While Maintaining or Increasing Yields

It's harvest time for much of the country and also a time to plan for the season ahead. For a growing number of farmers, that will mean planting something called "cover crops"—plants that control erosion, conserve water, build healthy soils, and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides—all while maintaining yields. As H2O Radio reports, the "soil health movement" is shifting the ground beneath farmers' feet—for the better.
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The Greening of a Desert: How a Youth-Led Nonprofit Is Bringing Fresh Food
to Underserved Areas

A food desert, as defined by the USDA, is an area where a substantial number of residents lack access to a supermarket or grocery store. The difficulty in obtaining affordable fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats can lead to poor diets and conditions such as obesity or diabetes. Research shows that food deserts occur more in low-income areas of cities, but one group of students is working to change that statistic with a fresh approach. Get the Full Story>>

The H2O Radio VISION
Raise awareness about threats to water supplies in order to protect this most vital resource on which all life depends.

Create programs that generate conversations about local, regional, and global water issues; educate about water efficiency and water quality protection; and inspire audiences to engage around sustainable solutions.

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