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Applied Alchemy

A profile of Lead2Life. Extracted iron ore can be forged into a weapon. A gun can be melted into a shovel that is used to plant a tree.


Hallowed Ground

A profile of theologian Martin Palmer. The roots of religious belief and the sacredness of nature were once closely entwined: the ancient yew grows in the churchyard; the forest monks of Thailand follow the Buddha’s example of meditating beneath trees.


The Seeds of Ancestors

A profile of Black Kreyol farmer and food justice activist Leah Penniman, exploring her work to create spaces for people of color to heal and reconnect to the land—an effort to end America’s food apartheid system.

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