The Cleanest Line
Liz Carlisle

Liz Carlisle

Carlisle is the author, with Bob Quinn, of Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food, published in March 2019. She teaches at Stanford University.


Joseph Kibiwott and Jim Barngrover of Montana-based Timeless Seeds inspect the roots of a lentil plant for nodules that indicate nitrogen fixation, which helps the plant grow and fertilize soil. Photo: Amy Kumler

Why Regenerative Organic Agriculture Is All About Farming Down

Mar 6, 2019 March 6, 2019

The promise of regenerative organic agriculture. “The problem is that we’re all taught to farm up,” David Oien says, leading me into a field of low-growing plants that I will later learn to recognize as lentils. I try to think of what alternative there might be to farming upward. Outward?… Read More