This is Session 6 of The Conversationalist, an intimate series within the Wildland Podcast, built to inspire thought via conversating with the wild. Our vision in this series is to foster and nurture intensely deep and richly philosophical conversations around the co-creation of a much better world, together, in community, and in our places.
This video/audio is a conversation between Fred Provenza and Daniel Firth Griffith of Robinia and Timshel. It is a truly unique discussion around mob grazing and the role of the family and the emerging thoughts concerning predator-prey connections.
Fred Provenza is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. At Utah State Provenza directed an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soils and plants with herbivores and humans. Provenza is one of the founders of BEHAVE, an international network of scientists and land managers committed to integrating behavioral principles with local knowledge to enhance environmental, economic, and cultural values of rural and urban communities. He is also the author of Foraging Behavior and the co-author of The Art & Science of Shepherding.