Can We Rehydrate California

June 25, 2021 Cristina Redko/Didi Pershouse Episode 7
Can We Rehydrate California
Show Notes

Conversations with Didi Pershouse who proposes the question: “Can we rehydrate California?” She is an educator and soil sponge strategist who describes the nested relationships between soil health, human health, water cycles and climate resiliency.

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Thank you,
Cristina Redko, PhD

Key Sources:

Didi Pershouse is the co-founder of the “Can We Rehydrate California?” Initiative.    

She is also the founder of the Land and Leadership Initiative and the Center for Sustainable Medicine

Didi Pershouse. The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities.Mycelium Books, 2015.

Didi Pershouse. Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function: A Teacher’s Manual. August 15, 2017 (published in more than 60 countries, free download)

Didi Pershouse. Other Species Are Essential Workers, Whose Economies Enfold Our Own. December 20, 2020. See

Most sound effects were  obtained from :

Cyclone Hurricane Hugo 1989.wav by Solostud

Fire Forest Inferno CC by 3.0, Dynamicell

Water Trickling River Dam by The IntraEnvironmental Sound Project

Ancient Cavern III, CC by 3.0, Carlos Carty

Harp improvisation (RepDac3), CC by 3.0, Monika Gatt

‘Flight from Palo Alto, CA to Watsonville, CA’ by BenKoning 

‘End of the world’ (voice)  CC by 3.0, Speedenza

‘Always look at the bright side of life’(voice) by klankbeeld

‘So tell me what do you think’ (voice) by  michellelindemann1

Thousand Lake Wilderness, California, USA recorded by Cheryl E Leonard 


Theme music created by Tim Moor. Source:


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