On Partisan Gardens, we know climate catastrophe is here, and it’s our food system’s dead end. Here we see sustainable fine dining and ecological destruction, hunger and obesity, extreme wealth and immense poverty. We can’t wait any longer — for a tech breakthrough, climate apocalypse, the revolution, or a reform of the USDA loan system. We must be frank about reality, to reckon with our options. We must choose sides, and become partisans of a new way to live and grow food.
April 2023 | Brown Water Utopia
In this episode of Partisan Gardens, we explore the competing utopias at stake in the struggle to stop Cop City in Atlanta. Cop City is itself a grim utopia, a vision concocted by cops and politicians of a depopulated, fake city that will actually bend to their will. On the other side are the diverse...
October 2022: The State Monopoly on Hunger with Hannah Kass
This month on Partisan Gardens, we interviewed Hannah Kass, a food systems researcher and graduate student at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Kass recently published an article in the Journal of Peasant Studies that aimed to extend radical critiques of contemporary food systems and efforts to reform them. The article, “Food anarchy and the State...
August 2022 | A Foot in Both Worlds
For this episode, we share a candid and generative conversation between Kay and Sarah, shortly after World’s End, Sarah’s farm, hosted a week long group retreat. They share reflections on that experience, and the role of farms in hosting urban visitors. They touch on the strange idea of owning the land, reflecting on the concept...
July 2022 | Learning From Bioregionalism, Part Two
For this episode, we finish sharing an ambitious two-part interview with Doug, a life-long deserter, commune-dweller, and bioregionalist organizer currently living in western Canada. Doug is interviewed by his nephew, a contributor to a militant network of communes in the region. Doug continues to share invaluable recollections on the experience of living underground and in...
June 2022 | Learning From Bioregionalism
This month, we begin sharing an ambitious two-part interview with Doug, a life-long deserter, commune-dweller, and bioregionalist organizer currently living in western Canada. Doug is interviewed by his nephew, a contributor to a militant network of communes in the region. Doug shares invaluable recollections on the experience of living underground and in exile in Canada...
May 2022 | The Neighborhood Planting Project
Earlier this spring, people across the eastern half of the US organized neighborhood planting projects in order to widely distribute and plant food-bearing trees. Their motivations are diverse, and we’ll hear from a range of them in this episode, but these tree-planters are often hoping to build a more verdant, autonomous, resilient, common life in...
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