Makenna Goodman

Makenna Goodman is an Associate Editor at Chelsea Green Publishing, providing information and resources on the politics and practice of sustainable living. She co-manages a diversified farm in cenrtal Vermont that specializes in maple syrup, and alongside Grist, has written for Huffington Post, TreeHugger, AlterNet and PlanetGreen.

Climate Change

Hot stuff: chile peppers, climate change, and the future of food

Getting hot in here.Photo: Josh KelloggClimate change is the issue of our time. Its ill effects will fall heaviest on the people who have least …

Tough spuds

Author Carol Deppe on growing 'lots of delicious food for the least possible work'

In her new book The Resilient Gardener, Carol Deppe shows how global climate change impacts your backyard veggie patch. Here, she tells Grist about why gardeners should forget the "perfect" garden and start cultivating resilience along with good grub.

The farmstead creamery advisor is IN

Gianaclis Caldwell makes aged cheese from the milk of her Nigerian Dwarf goats.  She lives in Oregon, on a 23-acre, off-the-grid farm. She has critically …

Hell no, CEO!

The future of farming and food at the Eco Farm Conference

Last week I went to California for the 2010 Eco Farm Conference — a three-day organic farming extravaganza featuring big names (and big influences of …

A Farmer Speaks

The new wave of urban farming (and fresh food from small spaces!)

It’s always sunny in this Philadelphia community garden.Photo courtesy Tony the Misfit via Flickr Do you dream of an organic garden, but don’t have a …

A FARMER SPEAKS

Bee here, now: organic apiary in a chemical world

Bee there, do that: organic beekeeper Ross Conrad. Beekeeping is rising in popularity–from urban rooftops to backyard hives, the world is abuzz with interest in …

A FARMER SPEAKS

Richard Wiswall on the business of organic farming

With the economic downturn and increase in the desire for a relationship with our food, farming has become a popular lifestyle among young people opting …

A farmer speaks

Farmer Gene Logsdon on the promise of a home ‘pancake patch’

Gene Logsdon on his farm.Gene Logsdon is one of the clearest and most original voices of rural America. He’s a farmer in Ohio not far …