Benevolence Farm Opens Pathways For Formerly Incarcerated Women

On 13 acres in North Carolina, Benevolence Farm—founded by Tanya Jisa—exists as an employment and residency program that helps recently incarcerated women adjust to life after prison. Through fair wages, housing and a connection to nature, this initiative provides residents with a system of support that the criminal justice system fails to supply. While it’s creating pathways toward a sustainable, employed future for residents—and has …

A Wilder Life

Print magazine Wilder Quarterly guides readers back to nature in their first book

Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual publishing schedule and dropping the “Quarterly” from its name) has put together its first book, “A Wilder Life.” It’s a beautiful guide that doesn’t overwhelm or bore, …

Urban Farming Resources

Three ways to stay informed about the progressive aspects of city-based agriculture

Nearly 12,000 years ago the Neolithic Revolution altered the course of our survival from hunting and gathering to established agriculture. As the world’s population concentrates into cities and realization dawns that our resources are limited, we’re faced with a new and potentially as significant shift in how we feed ourselves. We are now transitioning from hunting and gathering—sending trains, planes and trucks to destinations around …