True Eco-Tourism: A Book Review

Visit Sunny Chernobyl by Andrew Blackwell is a travel memoir like we’ve never seen before. Instead of traveling to and writing about pristine environments and utopian vacation spots, Blackwell seeks out the most polluted, ravaged, and damaged parts of our planet in an effort to understand the true relationship between humans and nature, and perhaps […]

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Where does your food come from?  Novella Carpenter attempts to answer that questions for herself, and she recounts her stab at urban farming in her book Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.  She starts small in her tiny apartment in the fringe city of Oakland, California by commandeering an abandoned lot behind her […]