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Leilani Clark is the editor of Made Local Magazine, a print publication that tells the stories behind the Sonoma County food system. Her work has been published at The Guardian, Mother Jones, and Edible Marin & Wine Country. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Black Churches, Powerful Cultural Forces, Set Their Sights on Food Security

Church congregants at the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church monthly community market.

The Movement to Turn Church Land into Farmland

A rural farm and church in Vermont. (Photo credit: Sean Pavone / iStock)

Fire Ecology’s Lessons for a More Resilient Future

From Sonoma County’s Ashes, a Fund for Undocumented Immigrants Rises

The Coffey Park subdivision of Santa Rosa was one of the hardest hit neighborhoods with at least 1300 homes destroyed and several deaths (unknown how many as authorities still searching ruins). The fire, which started off of Mark West Springs Road swept through the Larkfield Wikiup neighborhoods and then jumped Highway 101 into Coffey Park. (Photo credit: Anne Belden)

Seed Saving is the Original Sharing Economy

A New Law Would Legalize Selling Home-Cooked Food in California

homemade food

As Drought Winds Down, CA Lawmakers Set Stage for Future Water Wars

Bay Delta

In Los Angeles, a Band of Food Rescuers is Getting Produce to the People

Eli Zigas’s Food Policy Work is Changing the Rules of the Game

Eli Zigas

Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food

farm-to-institution Jesse Nichols and Chef Andre Uribe of Willamette University