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Willie Nelson: The man, the myth, and what he means to farmers

The country icon talks 30 years of Farm Aid, pot legalization, and more.


America has fewer and larger farms. Here’s why that matters

Join Grist as we explore agriculture of the middle.


Watch Ohio trade awful chili for awesome creameries and kimchi

Get great gardening tips and recipes for tandoori chicken wings and fermented salsa.


Fresh food finds a home in Memphis’ Southern comforts

Watch awesome urban gardeners, hospital directors, and chefs discuss Memphis' growing food scene.


Watch Minnesota’s food scene grow. Danger: This will make you want to become a farmer

The Victory Garden's Edible Feast episode is full of sweet, candid moments, great tips, and delicious food.


Meet the last 3 millennials who don’t have smartphones

Can three young, tech-savvy writers pull off a tweetstorm on their antiquated clamshell phones? Find out.


The 10 U.S. cities that are gentrifying the fastest

So much for keeping Austin weird.

What kind of cockroach are you? Take our quiz to find out!

Are you a hardy trash explorer or a shy rubbish sneaker?


Boycotting the Koch brothers? Better get a new brand of toilet paper

You might be contributing to the Kochs' mountain of money without even knowing it.