Inspired by Caroline Henderson’s “Letters from the Dust Bowl,” a UC Davis researcher and a UC Davis science writer have set out to collect firsthand stories of the drought from California farmers and ranchers. The project is called Voices from the Drought and it’s designed to serve as a historical record of the drought’s real life effect on small farmers in California.
The creator of the project, Ken Tate, is a UC Davis professor of plant sciences and a rangeland watershed specialist. His partner is Brad Hooker, a science writer in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. They both join us with some of the voices they’ve collected from the drought.