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We all deserve healthy and affordable food

It wasn’t until I started growing some of my own food that I realized how many resources go into everything we eat. These shifts in perspective started me on the journey of connecting the dots between the choices I make surrounding my food and their greater impacts on the planet.

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Seasonal spotlight


Recipes

Citrus sage ginger toddy

This bright bourbon hot toddy style beverage is infused with sage ginger simple syrup and a splash of lemon juice. While delightfully comforting served hot, this drink is crispy cold and refreshing on the rocks and/or with soda water.

Stay connected

Shower your friends + family with handmade love

Leaning into the DIY this holiday season. If you’re interested in handmade delight, we have a few ideas that will make your loved ones swoon.

Small scale soil care with Katie Burdett of Granor Farm

We spoke with Granor Farm manager, Katie Burdett, to hear how a small scale farm adapts during a pandemic, what organic farming means in 2020, and why local food is the path forward to a sustainable future.

I will probably spend Thanksgiving alone this year, but I *think* I’m fine with it

We’re in a tough spot because gathering is a very important thing for people to do; we’re social creatures and we need to socialize. As for me, this year, I’m going to try to opt out of the holiday as much as possible.

A brief history of growing food while Black

The intergenerational wisdom shared in digital communities make it abundantly clear that Black people growing food is not some new trend. We’ve been out here all along.

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What we ate in 2020

We asked the Closed Loop community what nourishing themselves looked like this year and while we all experienced 2020 differently, we shared some comestible commonalities.

How-to food

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A Lil’ Primer on Sustainable Skin Care

Skinimalism can have a big impact on the planet, less products means less trash, and on you–your mental health, physical health and financial health. You can love yourself and your skincare or makeup routine and benefit from embracing your natural skin texture.

Furoshiki – Zero Waste Fabric Wrapping

Furoshiki, Japanese fabric wrapping, is the package-free solution to gift giving. It’s simple, elegant, and completely zero waste. Plus the giftee gets the bonus of keeping a beautiful furoshiki cloth!

Sustainable home swaps – upcycling decor made easy

Whether you’re styling a new apartment, sprucing up your WFH space, or just vision boarding for the future, I think you’ll love what these scrappy design enthusiasts have to say.

Closed Loop Cooking’s plant-based, low waste, ethical holiday gift guide

Your top picks for responsible gift giving. We’ve found the heirloom pieces that will reduce waste in your kitchen, help you find a moment of ritual, and bring a smile to your face.

Small but mighty gifts

For all of those in your life who are in need of a little tender loving care, we’ve pulled together a few price-friendly options.

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Favorite spaces


The Heirloom Kitchen

Small kitchen apothecary with Martissa Williams

One of our favorite yogis, Martissa Williams is the founder of Nekkid, a radical intersectional lifestyle brand bringing holistic healing and plant magic into our everyday lives. We’re peeking in to see more of her kitchen rituals.

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