Our interdisciplinary stories highlight universal themes with a humanistic lens.

Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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Film
Master forager Twila Cassadore of the San Carlos Apache Nation
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

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Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert
Film
The Medicine Man

A traditional curandero, or medicine man, in Northern Peru uses his extensive knowledge of native plants to treat various maladies.

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Virtual Reality
The Atomic Tree

This story is a journey into the memories of a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai tree that witnessed and survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Consciousness of Nature
Essay
Orchestra of the Wild
Bernie Krause, known as the father of soundscape ecology, describes how he came to record the voice of the natural world.
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Essay
Small Talk: Life on a Farm
Author Luanne Armstrong reflects on what happens when we engage with the natural world.
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Photo Essay
Farmers of Marin County

Learn about the farmers and food producers in Marin County, California, who are pioneering one of the most robust local food economies in America.

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Photo Essay
Food as Medicine

A Northern Californian farmer and soil scientist, through photos and audio clips, shares his love for soil and why farming feels like art. 

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