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Soil to Soil Ep. 12: What would it take to make our clothing regionally? with Adrian Rodrigues and Nicholas Wenner

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Soil to Soil Ep. 12: What would it take to make our clothing regionally? with Adrian Rodrigues and Nicholas Wenner
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In this episode we’re taking a look at manufacturing systems and learning about some of the missing links and key opportunities that would help make locally grown clothing more accessible in the Western United States. The Regional Fiber Manufacturing Initiative is developing a manufacturing system to regionalize the production of textiles, support local economies, and […]

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 11: Can mending create a cultural shift? with Sonya and Nina Montenegro of The Far Woods

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 11: Can mending create a cultural shift? with Sonya and Nina Montenegro of The Far Woods
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In this episode we’re exploring how we can tend to our clothing, and how repairing, patching, and mending our clothing can be part of a cultural shift that values the people who labored to bring our clothes into being, and reduces the impact of textile waste on the environment. Listen in to hear from Sonya […]

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 10: Why Regenerative Fiber Systems Are Rooted in Relationships with Place, with A-Dae Romero-Briones

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 10: Why Regenerative Fiber Systems Are Rooted in Relationships with Place, with A-Dae Romero-Briones
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In this episode we’ll be learning about how regenerative fiber systems are rooted in our relationship with place, and how Indigenous and traditional land stewards hold and practice a vision for whole ecosystem function at a landscape level. Today we are sharing a conversation between Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess, and A-dae Romero-Briones, who is the […]

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 9: How Clothing Can Restore Climate and Community, with Rebecca Burgess

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 9: How Clothing Can Restore Climate and Community, with Rebecca Burgess
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In this episode we’re discussing the origins of Fibershed from a community-sourced wardrobe challenge to an organization working with many communities to shift how clothing is made and how it impacts our climate and ecosystem health. Today we’re touching base with Rebecca Burgess, whose voice you will recognize from past podcast episodes and many aspects […]

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 8: How Can Fibersheds Shape Alternative Futures? with Teju Adisa-Farrar

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 8: How Can Fibersheds Shape Alternative Futures? with Teju Adisa-Farrar
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In this episode we’re expanding our look at interconnectedness, not just looking at the connections in a value chain from soil to soil but connections between systems, from land access to fair labor to economic and racial justice.  Teju Adisa-Farrar joins us as we talk and learn about how the clothes we wear and textile […]

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 7: Why Soil is a Living Being, with Dr. Christine Jones

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 7: Why Soil is a Living Being, with Dr. Christine Jones
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In this episode, you’ll hear how modern agriculture has been trying to replicate and replace complex, biological systems yet focusing on the wrong components. We’ll learn how food quality, nutrition, crop productivity, and soil carbon levels are connected to a vast yet invisible system of microbial life, and how increasing plant diversity and well-managed animal […]

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 6: What does it mean to work within a fibershed? with the Southeastern New England Fibershed Affiliate

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Soil to Soil Podcast Ep. 6: What does it mean to work within a fibershed? with the Southeastern New England Fibershed Affiliate
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In this episode we’re taking a look at what it means to cultivate and work within a ‘fibershed.’ Join us in conversation with three people who are doing some amazing things in their strategic geography, the Southeastern New England Fibershed: Amy DuFault, a sustainable fashion writer, consultant, and activist who has worked in this space […]

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Soil to Soil Ep. 5: How does soil connect communities and economies? With Nikki Silvestri of Soil and Shadow

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Soil to Soil Ep. 5: How does soil connect communities and economies? With Nikki Silvestri of Soil and Shadow
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In this episode we’re diving deep into how healthy soil, and healthy relationships, are at the core of regional economic development.  Tune in to hear from Nikki Silvestri, founder of Soil and Shadow, a project development firm that designs human and environmental strategies. As the former Executive Director of People’s Grocery and Green for All, […]

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Soil to Soil Ep. 4: Is American textile milling still alive? With Ben Hostetler of Mountain Meadow Wool Mill

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Soil to Soil Ep. 4: Is American textile milling still alive? With Ben Hostetler of Mountain Meadow Wool Mill
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This episode is the first in a series about how raw fiber is transformed into what we can wear and use. Infrastructure may not be the most warm and fuzzy part of a fiber system, but it’s the key to creating soil to soil economies. Ben Hostetler joins us to describe the journey of wool […]

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Soil to Soil ep. 3: How do we measure the climate impact of carbon farming practices? with Dr. Keith Paustian

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Soil to Soil ep. 3: How do we measure the climate impact of carbon farming practices? with Dr. Keith Paustian
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Welcome to Soil to Soil, a podcast connecting the dots in the lifecycle of clothing and material culture, brought to you by Fibershed. Each episode offers a look at how, and why, our community is working to cultivate fiber and dye systems that build soil and protect the health of our biosphere. Today’s conversation dives […]

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