Imagine rolling hills of wheat, garbanzo beans, and canola oil. Now imagine 2 Universities smack dab in the middle of a bustling community. This is what we call The Palouse. Where agriculture and urban development collide and collaborate. This is an environmental podcast showcasing the efforts and stories of the stewards of our land here in Palouse and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by The Palouse Conservation District.

Episode 1

Our very own Director Jennifer Boie gives us the low down on what a conservation district is, how is serves the community and widespread capacity of a conservation district. We touch on the conservation practices being implemented, the current shift in agriculture, and the hurdles a conservation district faces when implementing the programs here in Palouse. If you are curious what a conservation district is, what it does and want to know how to get involved this is the perfect episode for you!

The views and opinions expressed on Palouse Pulse are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Palouse Conservation District. Any content provided by our Guests are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

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Episode 2

Our very own Conservation Intern and former Student Intern Cailin O'Malley is on the show to talk about her intern experience working with the land here in the Palouse. We talk about the importance of Spaldings Catchfly an endangered species and how being an active community member has enriched her life. We discuss her perspective and approach to intentional land management. Along with her desire for community based conservation here in the Palouse. 

The book reference in this episode is: Karen Warren: Ecofeminism; Women, Culture, Nature. The views and opinions expressed on Palouse Pulse are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Palouse Conservation District. Any content provided by our Guests or Authors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

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Episode 3

On this episode I speak with one of our land owners and lover of the land Lina Jovanovich.  Linda is a long term resident here in the Pullman/Palouse region, because of this she has great stories and insight into our conversation world.  Linda is a true steward of our land for current and future generations.  On this episode you can learn about the relationship we have with the land how different conservation practices can improve you land. 

The views and opinions expressed on Palouse Pulse are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Palouse Conservation District. Any content provided by our Guests are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

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Episode 4

She has been around the world and back. Sheryl Zakarison has had an eclectic upbringing regarding farming and her devotion to soil health.  Throughout this podcast we touch on the evolution of land management, tenacity for inter-cropping, and her sheer devotion for sharing her strategy of farming to community members and students.  Jump on this journey of hearing a strong female farmer's success story. 

The views and opinions expressed on Palouse Pulse are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Palouse Conservation District. Any content provided by our Guests are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

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Episode 5

Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS/ Adjunct Professor, Plot Coordinator with Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farms. Koppel Farm began as a location promoting organic gardening and community spirit. Tim gives us an in depth look at soil health from the lens of a plant pathologist. We speak about helpful fungi, noxious pests affecting wheat crops and the importance of community gardening. Located below is the link for the Koppel Farm Community Garden.

The views and opinions expressed on Palouse Pulse are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Palouse Conservation District. Any content provided by our Guests are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

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Episode 6

Emma Squires is a jack of all trades.  She is a one woman field crew team. In this episode we get into conservation real talk.  We get into the nitty gritty of what it takes to take a management plan off the paper and into he ground.  This is a real boots on the ground episode. If you were ever curious about all the tasks and hard work it actually takes to implement a project for conservation, then this is your episode! 

The views and opinions expressed on Palouse Pulse are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Palouse Conservation District. Any content provided by our Guests are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.

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Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-332-4101

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