Jason Mark

Jason Mark is author of Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man. He is the editor of Sierra , the national magazine of the Sierra Club. His writings on the environment have also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, TheAtlantic.com, and Salon.com, among many other outlets.

On technology, primitive tools, and the power of the great outdoors

Wilderness provides a refuge from the world we have created -- it allows our bodies to experience the world they were shaped for, rather than the world we have shaped.

By growing food, Occupy the Farm helps a movement grow up

With the takeover of a University of California agricultural testing station, Occupiers move from envisioning a new world to creating one.

The U.S. organic cotton industry has a tough row to hoe

The view from the Panoche Cotton Gin outside Firebaugh, Calif., reveals a great deal about the state of the cotton industry in the U.S. A generation ago, fields of cotton surrounded the gin as far as the eye could see. …

Workers on organic farms are treated as poorly as their conventional counterparts

When Elena Ortiz found a job on an organic raspberry farm after working for nine years in conventionally farmed fields, she was glad for the change. The best part about her new job was that she no longer had to …

Could the battle for South Central Farm be coming to a close?

The scene at South Central Farm would look familiar to anyone who’s ever attended a multi-day protest: there’s a makeshift kitchen to feed the masses, a small sound stage, a tent for banner-making. But the kitchen is preparing nopales quesadillas …