One to Grow On

Understanding how food production impacts ourselves and our world

Series and Minisodes


Series allow us to dive deep into a particularly complicated topic or idea in agriculture. When we work on a series, will we take a look at a topic and then discuss it over several episodes.

Organic Agriculture (June-July 2019)

In this four-part series, Chris and Hallie dive head first into the tangled world of certified organic agriculture. They go in-depth about the history of the movement, the proper definitions of the term “organic,” and discuss the environmental, economic, and human health costs, benefits, and trade-offs of growing organic.

Water (January 2020)

In this two-part series, our hosts jump into the history and present-day challenges of water. In episode one, Hallie and Chris talk about irrigation development throughout history and around the globe. In the second episode, they learn about how much water is required to produce a plate of food, and talk through some of the challenges facing the agriculture industry today.

Local Food

In this three-part series, Hallie and Chris interview different players within the local food system. Our hosts explore the joys and stuggles of local farming, learn about the history and current-day importance of farmer’s markets, and talk about the importance of local food in the supply chain.

Special Episodes

Every once in a while, we like to shake up our format a little. In special episodes, we look at topics in agriculture in a slightly different way.


Every few months we take a break from our usual format to do a round-up of “superfoods!” In these special episodes, Hallie and Chris discuss four or more foods that have been given the marketing mantle of a “superfood.” They discuss the plant, its history as a crop, and debate just how super it actually is.

Questions with Catherine

Producer Catherine Arjet usually is a behind-the-scenes presence on One to Grow On. But once in a while we like to do episodes where Catherine asks some basic questions. Catherine doesn’t have a background in agriculture and so often finds herself shocked and surprised when doing research for the show. These episodes are fun, chatty, and will almost always surprise you.


One of our favorite types of episodes is our crop profile episodes. In these special episodes, Hallie and Chris take a deep-dive into crop science, agronomic history, postharvest practices, and other fascinating facts that tell the story of a crop.


Occasionally, we have a topic that is super interesting but not long enough to take up a full episode. For these, we do a minisode where we can dive deep into a topic for just a little bit of time.


If you have a question about agriculture, we want to get you answers. On these minisodes (<10 minutes long), Hallie will take a short query or brief uncertainty and provide some quick answers.