Culture

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A beginner’s journey into gardening

An echo of the past, victory gardens have sprung up all over to feed families and to serve as a fun pastime. But you don’t need to have a “green thumb” to get started. You just need to be open to trying.

June 10, 2021 | by Moji Igun

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Hyperlocal Harvest at Bunkhouse Acres with Shellie-Ann Kerns

We got to talk with Shellie-Ann about transforming logged timberland to fertile farmland without even owning a tractor, sourdough bakery dreams, hyperlocal food swaps, and so much more.

May 6, 2021 | by Maia Welbel

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The sustainable startup with Azora Zoe Paknad of Goldune

From her beginnings at Food52 to solo launching the design-minded sustainability shop, Azora Zoe has made it her mission to make low waste product accessible.

March 26, 2021 | by Maia Welbel

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The greatest offender could hold the greatest solution

Agriculture is one of the largest global emitters of CO2, but by shifting towards ‘carbon smart’ methods of farming, we’re seeing that it can play a crucial role in reversing atmospheric greenhouse gas levels.

February 4, 2021 | by Maia Welbel

From moment to movement with Sabs Katz

Sabs Katz is a writer, sustainable living advocate, and co-founder of Intersectional Environmentalist — an environmental media and resource hub that explores the intersections of social and environmental justice.

January 28, 2021 | by Maia Welbel

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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.

January 14, 2021 | by Moji Igun

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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.

December 30, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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.

December 18, 2020 | by Kaitlyn Chock

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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.

December 9, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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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.

November 19, 2020 | by Kaitlyn Chock

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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.

November 12, 2020 | by Moji Igun

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Honoring the husk with Caroline Cotto of Renewal Mill

Caroline Cotto from Renewal Mill spoke to us about upending food waste with upcycled ingredients, contending with venture capital culture, and revolutionizing the startup food space.

November 5, 2020 | by Maia Welbel