Reflections on Pride Month

Trigger Warning: references of homophobia, transphobia, violence, and suicide Some history June is nationally recognized LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. It commemorates the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York City. The riots are widely viewed as the catalyst for much of the world’s movements toward LGBTQIA+ liberation. Organizers held our nation’s first gay […]

South Carolina Wood Pellet Facility Fight

Guest Post by Robby Phillips In June, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) held a routine public hearing about a proposed permit for a wood pellet facility that would grind wood into pellets in a process that emits dangerous pollution and then ship those pellets overseas to be burned for biomass fuel. […]

The Story Behind Stories Happen in Forests

Stories Happen in Forests is a short documentary that Dogwood Alliance produced and I directed. It features 12 people in the woods telling their stories. These stories range from a professional mountain biker to a 5th grader learning science. From a wilderness guide recovering from addiction to a mushroom forager. From a forester who combines […]

5 Nature Poems by Women of Color

We are living in a world-altering moment in history. Now is the time for art and connection. Now is the time to remember and strengthen our roots in nature and our forests. Taking each day as it comes, I’ve drawn strength from the poetry of these five women of color. With diverse cultural backgrounds, including […]

Stories Happen in Forests: Grow & Forage

We’re excited to share with you the final Stories Happen in Forests video for this year: Grow & Forage! Meet Indy Srinath, a manager of urban gardens. She’s not only a gardener, but she’s an educator and a forager, too. Indy is passionate about honoring the sacrifices of those who paved the way for her, […]