On Partisan Gardens, we know climate catastrophe is here, and it’s our food system’s dead end. Here we see sustainable fine dining and ecological destruction, hunger and obesity, extreme wealth and immense poverty. We can’t wait any longer — for a tech breakthrough, climate apocalypse, the revolution, or a reform of the USDA loan system. We must be frank about reality, to reckon with our options. We must choose sides, and become partisans of a new way to live and grow food.

February 2021 | The Uncaptured Garden: Steven Stoll on Agrarian Resistance in Appalachia

In this episode of Partisan Gardens, we share a conversation between Ryan Richardson, a writer and activist born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains, and Steven Stoll.  Dr. Stoll teaches at Fordham University and is the author of Ramp Hollow, a celebrated agrarian history of Appalachia. Stoll seeks to revive the memory of agrarian life...

January 2021 | The Largest Farmer Strike in History is Underway in India

On this episode of Partisan Gardens, we are sharing a vital summary of the ongoing mass farmer protests in India. For almost six weeks, Indian farmers have blocked the major highways leading into the capitol, New Delhi. More than 100,000 people are maintaining tent cities on the highways themselves, in conjunction with a broader movement...

December 2020 | Carbondale Spring

For our second episode, we visited the small city of Carbondale, Illinois. Carbondale is a shrinking college town at the southern edge of the state, with a long history of racist segregation.  Since winter 2019, though, a broad range of residents has made a wager on a different future.  Grasping climate change and white supremacy...

November 2020 | On the Side of Nourishment and Care

For our first episode, we wanted to take you on a tour through radically different ends of the food system.  We will begin by speaking with two farmers growing vegetables for CSAs and schools, with an eye towards building autonomy and power. After that, however, we speak with someone working in a hyper-exploitative grocery store...