Peach Farming with Ghosts

In Lisa Morehouse’s audio story, “Peach farmer ‘Mas’ Masumoto talks about farming with ghosts,” a collaboration with KQED’s The California Report, we learn how labor and lessons can present themselves in the soil of grapevines and orchards, and the importance of passing these on to the next generations.

On social media, this story was engaged with by Clare Leschin-Hoar (reporter, 1.4K followers, Twitter), Matthew Shugart (political science prof at UC Davis, 2K followers, Twitter), Liz Carlisle (agroecologist at UC Santa Barbara, 1.8K followers, Twitter), Sadaf Javed (agroecologist at Rutgers University, 185 followers, Twitter), Katy Keiffer (Heritage Radio, 517 followers, Instagram), CloverCroft Farm (organic farm in Ontario, Canada, 1.6K followers, Instagram), Boots on the Ground podcast (focused on climate change and conservation, 1.3K followers, Instagram), Jupiter Ridge Farm (located in Iowa, 3.2K followers, Instagram), and Scout Bee Farm (495 followers, Instagram).

Our media partner for this story, KQED’s The California Report, is broadcast on more than 60 public radio stations in California, with more than 330K listeners.

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