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These Female Farmers Are Feeding New York 

To say that Amber Tamm Canty has a strong work ethic is an understatement. The New York farmer is up before 6 a.m. for a workout of crunches, plank poses, push ups and sun salutations before heading to the farm in Brewster, New York where she works to grow a plethora of flowers and produce. […]

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The Birds and the Bees: Bee Keeping in the Urban Jungle of NYC

The birds and the bees of New York City retain an enigmatic presence in the urban jungle. Pedestrians on the sidewalks fail to look up and notice the local pollinators flying above their heads or the interconnected rooftops, graveyards and hidden gardens, where urban beekeepers, wildflower advocates and community connectors are working to nourish the […]

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The Tao of NYC’s Mushroom Farmers

“The mushroom and the fungus connect all life,” says Olga Tzogas, the founder of Smugtown Mushrooms, who means this in a literal sense. “It is the network of cells holding us together on many levels. They feed us, they nourish us, they heal us, and they decompose dead organic matter and return it back to […]

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Indigenous-led Permaculture Movement Brings Resilience And Food Sovereignty to Pine Ridge Reservation

The prairie lands of Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota, are storied with resistance and resilience to colonialism, both past and present. Recently, community members are channeling their ancestral knowledge of the land to address food sovereignty, housing and poverty on the reservation. Community members founded Oglala Lakota Cultural Economic […]

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#RegenerativeMovement – Share Your Story Today.

This summer, Come to Life is sharing stories about urban farmers and their amazing work with earth and community care. Over the month of July, Guayaki Yerba Mate is putting on an event series across New York City. In support of the series, Come To Life is seeking to highlight the voices and work of […]

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Fish First

Take a minute to picture what 50 million salmon returning to spawn would look like, sound like, feel like. This is the experience of those living in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where salmon, people and culture have found a harmony with global implications. You see, Bristol Bay supplies nearly half of the world’s sockeye salmon and […]

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Celebrating Wild Salmon in Bristol Bay

I’ve lived my whole life on the west coast of North America. It wasn’t until about 6 years ago, when I first traveled outside the reaches of Vancouver, that I realized what wild salmon meant to coastal communities. All over the coast you’ll find thousands of people, Indigenous and settler folk, whose lives are tied […]

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