Episode XX: Frontiers of Soil: What Your Food Ate with David Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Garden Futurist
Garden Futurist
Episode XX: Frontiers of Soil: What Your Food Ate with David Montgomery and Anne Biklé

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Guests David Montgomery and Anne Biklé talk with Garden Futurist about how they have used soil science, history, and storytelling to explore the interconnections between farming practices, how soil health affects the health of crops, how the health of crops influences the health of livestock, and how all of these things affect human health.

David Montgomery is a professor at University of Washington, a MacArthur Fellow, and an authority on geomorphology and Anne Biklé is a biologist and environmental planner. They are known for previous books such as The Hidden Half of Nature and for a new book What Your Food Ate.

This episode was sponsored by: Bartlett Tree Experts


A show about innovative thinkers contributing to a climate resilient future through the power of gardens.

Produced and hosted by Sarah Beck, Adriana Lopez, and Adrienne St Claire 

Edited and directed by Kelsey Skonberg 

Sarah Beck is the executive director of Pacific Horticulture.

Adriana López-Villalobos currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where she works as Curatorial Coordinator for the UBC Botanical Garden. She is originally from Mexico, where she completed her BSC and MSc, studying plant ecology and mating systems evolution, before migrating to Canada to pursue a PhD focusing on the genetics of species across their geographic ranges.

Adrienne St. Clair is a botanist working with Metro, a regional government in Portland, Oregon where her work spans conservation to restoration. Adrienne managed a native plant nursery for almost a decade before pursuing a graduate degree. She received her Master’s in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden where she studied the effect of horticulture techniques on native-plant genetics.

Kelsey Skonberg is a Community-Centered Video and Podcast Editor and Science Journalist in Everett, WA.