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Shopping at the Birch Community Services co-op in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Gosia Wozniacka)

How I Totally Changed My Relationship to Grocery Shopping—and My Financial Future

Birch Community Services, a unique food redistribution program in Portland, Oregon, takes a radical approach to rescuing food, reducing food waste, and helping people manage their money.


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What the Meat Industry Can Learn from the Downfall of Belcampo

When the pioneering, pasture-based company abruptly closed after serious sourcing allegations, it sent shockwaves through the industry. A grass-finished beef producer talks with her peers about what went wrong and what comes next.

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Civil Eats TV: Women in Wool

We profile women working the land, with animals, and with wool to create a local fiber shed: ‘If you care about where your food comes, you should care about where your fiber comes from.’

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