Culture

Pandora Thomas

Earth care, people care, and fair share with Pandora Thomas

Pandora Thomas is an activist, educator, designer, and caregiver building sustainable systems for an equitable future. She is a force to be reckoned with and one of our fav interviewees.

September 10, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Good mood food with Liz Moody

The cookbook author, writer, podcaster, and former food editor at mindbodygreen speaks openly about her mental health journey, and how it’s ultimately guided her career. She’s always candid with her community, whether discussing body image, relationships, or getting messy in the kitchen.

September 1, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Future Farming with Smarter by Nature

On the Smarter by Nature farm, sustainability is the guiding principle for cultivating the land, the amount of space used, and caring for the soil. It’s the way of the future y’all.

August 18, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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10 cookbooks by BIPOC plant lovers

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite cookbooks written by BIPOC chefs and plant lovers for the next time you’re seeking inspiration. Snag one (or two or five) from your local indie bookstore or library, and let us know what you create!

August 4, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Food sovereignty with One Love Garden

Shannon and Andy are the proud proprietors of One Love Garden, a small-scale organic farming operation in Maple City, Michigan that supplies heaps of nutrient-packed vegetables to local families every week.

July 22, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Cookie activism meets bake therapy with Jasmine Cho

Representation in baked goods matters. We talk cookie activism and the innovative field of baking therapy led by Jasmine Cho.

July 9, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Multi-disciplinary Missions with Sara Kiyo Popowa of Shiso Delicious

Sara Kiyo Popowa is a creative in every sense of the word and is dedicated to teaching others how to eat sustainably.

April 20, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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7 scrappy podcast episodes for cooking in quarantine

It’s time to get scrappy and we’ve got just the playlist for you. Our favorite podcast episodes to inspire your Chopped-esque cooking experiments and give you a bit of comic relief.

April 3, 2020 | by Hawnuh Lee

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Why we should all be Closed Loop Cooking

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices to make if you are working to minimize your environmental footprint: What types of cleaning products should I buy? What companies should I support? Luckily, the most powerful choice we have is one we make three times a day: what we eat.

March 15, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

How to shop low waste in a package-friendly place

Minimizing non-recyclable purchases while traveling makes a huge difference while continuing a low impact practice.

March 11, 2020 | by Hawnuh Lee

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Letter to the Editor (From Gram)

I’m lucky enough to still correspond with my grandmother, Helen. She’s a dang, dear woman living in rural Iowa, making cookies and cakes for sale well into her 80’s. There’s so much to learn from her decade-tried culinary practices.

March 9, 2020 | by Hawnuh Lee

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Light, Love, and Loam with Kate Weiner

Through printed words, conscious community experiences, and conversation, Loam encourages sustainable practices and intersectionality.

March 6, 2020 | by Maia Welbel