Category: Farmers

Small is Mighty at Macedo’s Mini Acre

Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Four generations ago, two families immigrated from far away lands to settle in a small town in the Central Valley of California. In this town called Turlock, Larry and Maureen Macedo now continue the tradition of their ancestors: Larry’s from Portugal, and Maureen’s from Sweden. Upon settling in […]

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Dispatches from Hemp Research: Harvesting & Evaluating a Field Trial in North Carolina

Hemp holds tremendous potential as a crop that can contribute to restoring our working landscapes, revitalizing our regional economies, and rethinking the impact of the way we clothe ourselves. Our worldwide fiber consumption has tipped the scale toward a reliance on fossil-fuel derived synthetics, yet bast fibers and blended fabrics emerge as a soil-based solution […]

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Dispatches from Hemp Research: Field Trial Germination & Emerging Markets

Hemp holds tremendous potential as a crop that can contribute to restoring our working landscapes, revitalizing our regional economies, and rethinking the impact of the way we clothe ourselves. Our worldwide fiber consumption has tipped the scale toward a reliance on fossil-fuel derived synthetics, yet bast fibers and blended fabrics emerge as a soil-based solution […]

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Learning to Blossom

Duckworth Farm, photo by Paige Green

Written by Sasha Wirth; Photography by Paige Green Rain clouds linger above, but they do nothing to dampen the excited voices of those gathered below. Today is Shearing Day at Duckworth Farm and everyone from teenagers to retirees has come to lend a hand. There’s Jasper, a fifteen-year-old with bright blonde hair, who recently helped pick […]

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Grazing At the Cutting Edge

Written by Erin Rae & Photographed by Paige Green “I want to tell the story of sheep.” states the bright, blue-eyed Robert Irwin, one of the owner/operators of Kaos Sheep Outfit. He looks up from under his ball cap and pauses to let that sink in while his hands continue to untangle a section of […]

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Rooting the Fashion Revolution in the Soil

Soil-to-Soil

This year’s Fashion Revolution Week just wrapped up but the movement for transparency, accountability, and shifting the norms of a harmful and wasteful industry is gaining more traction and momentum than ever. Born out of tragedy, the Fashion Revolution campaign began with just one day and one question to honor the nearly 1200 lives lost […]

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