Anne Marshall-Chalmers | Civil Eats


Anne Marshall-Chalmers is a staff reporter with Civil Eats. A California native, she spent several years working as a reporter, writer, and audio producer in Tennessee and Kentucky before returning to the Bay Area to earn a master’s degree from the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Atlas Obscura, USA Today, Bay Nature, Earth Island Journal, NPR, CalMatters, Inside Climate News, and Louisville Magazine. She reports on climate change, agriculture, public health, and the spaces where these topics intersect.

States Are Fighting to Bring Back Free School Meals

The Rush for Solar Farms Could Make It Harder for Young Farmers to Access Land

Sheep grazing under an agrivoltaic solar panel system. (Photo courtesy of Julie Bishop, Solar Sheep LLC)

Former SNAP Recipient Calls For Expanded Benefits in Next Farm Bill

A girl pays for her mother's groceries using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) tokens at the GrowNYC Greenmarket in New York City's Union Square. (Photo credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

California Farmworkers Are Underwater in More Ways Than One

Farmworkers dig an irrigation canal around a field of strawberries as the Salinas River begins to overflow its banks on January 13, 2023 in Salinas, California. Several atmospheric river events continue to pound California with record rainfall and high winds. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

School Food Chefs Learn to Plot Healthier Menus With a New Fellowship

A trio of school chefs working in the kitchen as part of the Healthy School Food Pathways program. (Photos courtesy of the Chef Ann Foundation)

The Edges Matter: Hedgerows Are Bringing Life Back to Farms

Catholics Used to Forgo Meat on Fridays. Could Bringing the Practice Back Help the Climate?

Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday during a mass at Holy Name Cathedral on March 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In the Age of Megadrought, Farmers in the West See Promise in Agave


For Healthier School Meals, California Bets On More Cooks in the Kitchen

School meal Chef trainees take part in the Healthy School Food Pathway program. (Photo credit: Santa Clara Unified School District)

The Heat Wave Crushing the West Is a Preview of Farmworkers’ Hot Future

farm worker harvesting grapes in the midst of a climate change driven heat wave