The Bookshop Podcast

Evan Graham Arango - regenerative farming

March 17, 2021 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 23
The Bookshop Podcast
Evan Graham Arango - regenerative farming
Show Notes

One doesn't need to go far to find people who are making a difference in the world. Our communities are filled with caring neighbors helping others. My guest today is one such person.

Evan Graham Arango holds a J.D. with a specialization in environmental law from UCLA. He advocates for law and policy changes that support soil health, regenerative agriculture, and small-scale farming. Off the farm, he serves on the advisory board of UCLA Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and is a research affiliate with the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy. Evan is a passionate advocate, educator, speaker.

While in law school, Evan discovered his passion for regenerative farming and created his farm, Ojai Roots. Evan taught me how to grow food using the same techniques he uses on a bigger scale. The result is astonishing. From someone who could barely keep a succulent alive, I now grow watermelon, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, garlic, lettuce, kale, oranges, lemons, peaches, nectarines, and persimmon.

Regenerative farming is not costly; it's easy to do and the way forward to keeping carbon in the ground and protecting planet earth. Join me as I chat with Evan about his farm, the importance of soil health, composting, and the joy of getting your hands in the soil.



Here are the links mentioned in this episode:

Ojai Roots Farm

 Evan's Presentation on Regenerative Farming

The Small Farm in a Big System

Bart's Books - Ojai

Michael Pollan

Kiss the Ground – a documentary about regenerative agriculture

The Biggest Little Farm – a film about transformation

Upward Bound House

Regenerative Agriculture Foundation


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