Kate Olson | Civil Eats


Kate Olson is a writer, sociologist, teacher, and activist based in Maine. Her work explores the interconnections among people, places, and livelihoods in a changing climate, from mega-dams in Southeast Asia to small town, New England food systems. Her writing has appeared in Earth Island Journal, Buzzfeed News, and Civil Eats, among other places, and her essay “Dis-ease” was the recipient of the 2021 John Burroughs Nature Essay Award.

Can Aquaculture Help Women Secure a New Foothold in the Seafood Industry?

Emily Selinger, right, and Amanda Moeser, both raise oysters in the tidal flats of Casco Bay. While they each have their own companies, they often collaborate and support one another.

Maine Farmers Struggle with New, Harsher Climate Reality

Amanda Provencher calls herself a perpetual optimist but can’t help but worry about water.