Darby Minow Smith

Darby Minow Smith is Grist's assistant managing editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Put down the kale and step away

Relax, everyone: We’re not about to run out of kale

Does the media have you worried about the coming kalepocalypse? Take a deep breath and gulp of that green juice, and read this.

Living

This little fox loves transit. Should we tell him he just missed his stop?

Despite the fact that the bus was empty, the fox only took up one seat. If only all encroaching wildlife (including humans) were so polite.

Slow your roll

Stephen Colbert can’t wait to belch exhaust all over bicyclists & hybrid cars

"Rolling coal isn't just a smoke-belching public nuisance," says Stephen Colbert. "It's a smoke-belching public message."

Living

Good riddance, ocean, you were terrifying and gross anyway

Parasitic isopods? Blobfish? Deep-sea vampire squid? Don't let the Great Pacific Garbage Patch hit you on the way out, ocean.

Food

Oh, heck yes: Check out these farm tools for women

Green Heron Tools sells farming and gardening products made for women by women.

Death comes forest all

While away the hours to your inevitable demise with this green burial documentary

"A Will for the Woods" follows a cancer patient looking for a way to connect with nature in death.

Hay, Girl

Farming is full of shit, blood, and stubborn fields. How’s that for romantic?

Thanks to farm weddings, agrotourism, and Chipotle, agriculture seems downright glamorous. The truth is much dirtier than that.

Food

A shameless foodie & her ranching dad sit down for a medium-rare opportunity

Steaks in suitcases, the benefits of modern ag, no-till plows, and more.

Food

Make Me Care: Can ranchers and foodies be friends?

Spoiler alert: Yes.

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