The Homeless Romantic Podcast
Dr. Elaine Ingham Ph.D. | Soil and Agricultural Scientist | #48 Homeless Romantic Podcast

My friend Dr. Elaine Ingham from the Soil Food Web School stops by to tell us exactly how soil plays apart in not just our agriculture but in all of nature. Dr. Elaine also tells us the counter-intuitive nature of industrialized methods of farming and how we are shooting ourselves in the foot with our current understanding of nature. We also talk about fairy rings which are the fruit from an underground fungal network and have a rich folkloric history. We also discuss our underground rodent friends who play an important part in soil health. This is an absolutely fascinating conversation with an incredibly smart and hard-working human being!

Check out the SOIL FOOD WEB SCHOOL, which has all of the important things you need to know as a gardener, conservationist or nature enthusiast!

Dr. Ingham has advanced our knowledge about the soil food web for over 4 decades. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost soil biologist, she’s passionate about empowering ordinary people to bring the soils in their community back to life.Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach has been used to successfully restore the ecological functions of soils on six continents. The courses offered by Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web School have been designed for people with no relevant experience – making them accessible to individuals who wish to retrain and to begin a meaningful and impactful career in an area that will help to secure the survival of humans and other species.
B.A., Biology and Chemistry, St. Olaf College
M.S., Microbiology, Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Microbiology, Colorado State University

The Homeless Romantic Podcast

Traveling and surviving like barnacles on the hull of society is undoubtedly a hard and depressing journey but adversity always yields the most amazing and hilarious stories.

Activists, Academics, Artists, Hobos, Inventors, Musicians, Crazy People and anyone interesting occasionally stop by and have long form conversations with me. Most telling stories from their adventures and travels but also topics ranging from past to future.

Everyone I know has a story to tell and I am always to excited to talk with someone new. Random stories of debauchery and survival in a society that doesn’t value compassion and creativity. The flowers that grow between the cracks in the street have a story to tell.