Category: Farmers

Who Grew Our Clothes?

By Rebecca Burgess Unraveling the story behind the glamor and surface appeal of fast fashion is like Dorothy and her little dog toto pulling the curtain back on the man whose amplified voice is used to create the illusion of the Wizard of Oz. The fervor and pomp of fast fashion lies in contrast to […]

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Cusp of a Revolution

Written by Jenna Tico; photography by Paige Green. Right at the crook of California, nestled between state lines like a secret, is a valley: and in that valley, at her own intersection of worlds, stands a woman. Her toes have crept over into the unknown, but her heels remain planted in compost-rich soil. That woman […]

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Colored Cotton

Story and photos by Kara Fleshman I can’t just say cotton. You’d think I was talking about the white stuff. The fluff on your q-tips. The sheets on your bed. The underwear in your drawer. The crop on the plantation. If it’s not white in this world, we always have to specify. It surprised me […]

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Surfing Serendipity with Mary Pettis-Sarley

Story by Caroline Spurgin, photos by Paige Green Mary Pettis-Sarley is primarily concerned with knitting herself into the fabric of her world, and her world is anything but ordinary. She is sage and earthy, philosophical and pragmatic; she seems to exist on two planes, one highly metaphysical, the other profoundly terrestrial—neither involves the mundane. Yet, […]

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Classical Cotton Breeding

Photography by Paige Green (except where noted) Wisdom of the ages revealed and contrasted to modern notions of genetic progress… Enhancing nature’s time-tested processes or Engineering… the difference between this phrase and word is a clear line in the sand that divides many millennia of human efforts to breed plants and animals, and the contemporary field of genetic […]

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Full Belly, Full Heart.

Story by Caroline Spurgin, photography by Alycia Lang. Full Belly is a farm of divine splendor. As the name suggests, it is a wholesome place, pregnant with happiness, abundance and good health. Walking down the long rows of bright produce bursting from well cultivated soil, the iniquity of our world seems to dissipate and is replaced […]

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A lifelong love of fiber arts

Photography by Paige Green Colleen Simon has enjoyed an interest in fiber arts for as long as she can remember. She learned to knit as a child growing up in Minnesota, and recalls with fondness how she was intrigued by the spinning wheel in her mom’s attic. Today she owns a richly colored flock of ten ewes (CVM, CVM-Romeldale, […]

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