Bridget Shirvell


Bridget Shirvell is the Audience Engagement Editor of Civil Eats. A New England-based journalist, she has reported on a wide range of food, travel, and environmental subjects over the years for venues including VICE, Condé Nast Traveler, and Edible Communities. She has served as a digital strategist for Long Island Pulse Magazine, an audience engagement specialist for PBS NewsHour, and a town reporter in Connecticut.

Young Oyster Farmers Struggle as Working Waterfronts Disappear

Imani Black sits on her boat at sunset. (Photo courtesy of Imani Black)

Farmers Embrace the Growing Domestic Spice Trade

Krissy Scommegna moves pepper starts in the greenhouse. (Photo courtesy of Boonville Barn Collective)

A Young Oyster Farmer Carrying on the Family Business

Gaby Zlotkowsky on a boat holding a basket of oysters. (Photo credit: Capshore Photography)

Public Libraries Are Making It Easy to Check Out Seeds—and Plant a Garden

The MLK branch of the Oakland Public Library. (Photo credit: Celia Davis / OPL)

A Farm Grows Atop a Convention Center in NYC

planting crops on the rooftop farm and urban farm at javits convention center in new york city.

Will the CSA Boom Survive Beyond the Pandemic?

farmer loading csa boxes into his truck to deliver to community supported agriculture customers

TikTok Sensation Alexis Nikole Nelson Wants You to Love Foraging as Much as She Does

Alexis Nikole Nelson.

Cider Makers Are Betting on Foraged Apples for Climate Resilience

picking wild apples as part of a foraging project in upstate new york Photo credit: South Hill Cider

How the Pandemic is Affecting Home Food Waste

A hand putting food waste into a compost bin.

The Growing Trend of Dining at Your Neighborhood Butcher Shops

Grass & Bone's butcher, James Wayman, working in the kitchen.