• Sara (Hessenflow) Harper

Explore the Flavor of Healthy Soil with Our New Podcast: Tasting Terroir

Launching Today! Updated Every Thursday.



How does the health of the soil affect the flavor of our food? How do the farmer's choices, the weather, and the soil microbiome shape the taste of our food? Who are the amazing people growing this better food?


These and so many other questions are what we will explore in the podcast with experts in soil science, regenerative farming, food manufacturing and the culinary arts.



The Tasting Terroir podcast comes out of the work that Jill and I have done to build and support an online community dedicated to improving soil health around the world.. Follow our journey to hear interviews and discussions from the global experts, successful soil health practitioners and scrappy emerging food brands that are improving soil health and with it, likely, the flavor and health of your food. (See more about all this below)



You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also find all our episodes here.

New episodes will be released each Thursday. The first episode is a trailer providing an overview of the show -- and it is live today!


About the Podcast



The Tasting Terroir podcast is a project of Rhizoterra and Grounded Growth. Hosts Sara Harper & Jill Clapperton guide you through the maze that is the food supply chain with a focus on the link between the health of the soil and the flavor of our food.


Rhizoterra is a soil health and food security consulting company that provides expert guidance for creating healthy soils that yield tasty and nutrient-dense foods. Rhizoterra is owned and led by scientist Dr. Jill Clapperton.


Grounded Growth is an online community founded by Sara (Hessenflow) Harper to support regenerative farmers, chefs and food companies as they build a better food system.


In 2022, Grounded Growth joined with Rhizoterra in creating a merged online community that focuses on providing and helping to apply the latest soil health science with marketing support for bringing regenerative food to market. The expanded community is called the Global Food and Farm Community


Jill and I have put a lot of resources into building both the online community and this podcast. But we can't do it alone. If you are so inclined, you can choose to support this work by becoming a patron of our podcast through the Patreon website. Your support through this Patreon account helps us to help others understand the science behind healthier food and it's impact on taste -- as well as helping consumers to find and support the building of a better food system.


If you are not familiar with it, Patreon is a website that allows average people from anywhere to support creators as they provide valuable content. You can decide how much you give. When you become our patron, you will have access to additional content and be able to submit questions that we will address in future episodes of the podcast.

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