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Edition Local is a purveyor of limited edition goods, an experiment in building resilient communities, and an ongoing story about People and Place. Know Thy Neighbor.
Edition Local is a purveyor of limited edition goods, an experiment in building resilient communities, and an ongoing story about People and Place. Know Thy Neighbor.

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Today on Edition Local: Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster
Liz narrates her relationship with plants as if she were waxing poetic about a romance. The Victorians encoded their romantic feelings into the language of flowers, imbuing bouquets with symbolism and meaning. For Liz, the flowers are not merely the means for winning affection but are the objects of her affection. She talks about “courting” and getting to know them. “I’m non-monogamous with plants,” she says of her aversion to singling out a “favorite” one. Read more:

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FIELD to BODY will feature the inspiring stories of people whose efforts have made this growing Bay Area local economy an invaluable aspect of sustainable living. Through a series of workshops, talks, tastings, walks, and a community gathering dinner and fundraiser, FIELD to BODY is an invitation to conversation, education, and participation in a local economy where the connection between people and place is essential. Learn how these medicines, tinctures, textiles, and products are made and where they come from. Experience how a tangible relationship to ethical farming, foraging and the land can inform our bodies. Join us as we respond to and continue a long-standing movement that examines the direction connections between consumer goods and their origins.

Meet your neighbors and support your own local economy. Gather with us for FIELD to BODY. April 11th to May 3rd in the Bay Area.

Featuring: Deepa Natarajan (Plantspeople), Nicholas Weinstein (Homestead Apothecary), Full Moon Folk Medicine, Leaves & Flowers Tea Company, Liz Migliorelli (Sister Spinster), Olivia Johnson (Fat+Fallow), The Living Seed Company, Travis Meinolf (Action Weaver), Kristina Holey, Dr. Daphne Miller, Emily Ritz (artist), The Great Kosmic Kitchen, Chef Tina Dang, Taproot Medicine, Traveling Miles Studio, and more.



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Today on Edition Local - Rachel Corry stumbled upon shoe-making through what she calls “a funny set of circumstances.” First, a serendipitous encounter with a charismatic clog maker named Jeremy Atkinson, at the Green Man music festival in Wales, back in 2008. She spent days talking to Atkinson, who makes traditional hand-carved clogs. “He remade my favorite sandals that I had with me,” she recalls. A year later, an electrical mishap at her Hayes Valley apartment in San Francisco resulted in a small fire that burned her entire shoe collection. Read more here:

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Today on Edition Local - A Modern Day Shepherdess: Every spring, as tangerine poppies, Indian paintbrushes and Douglas Irises emerge as a coastal chorus of wildflowers, Brittany Cole Bush arises from winter hibernation in Orcas Island, migrating south to the Bay Area, where she spends spring and summer. Brittany, who is a shepherd and leatherworker, moves and works according to the seasons—and spring is the season when pasturing begins. “I go where the seasons take me, where community takes me,” she says. READ MORE:

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Today on Edition Local: It would be inaccurate to say that Point Reyes Books is just a bookstore. It does not merely sell books, though the books are important, of course. The power of books—their ability to unite people over universal themes—is perhaps representative of the bookstore itself, whose reach into the community is deep and wide, and whose benefit for its patrons and visitors extends beyond literary provisions. Read more here:

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Today on Edition Local: Susan Hall is removing pottery from the kiln with large gray gardening gloves. The bowls she pulls out are still warm. “With ceramics, you can count on at least 10 percent blowing up,” Susan says, adding that making ceramics is an exercise in “the spiritual practice of unattachment.” Letting things go, which Susan tries to do in both art and in life, can produce the kind of wild abandonment that characterizes the one and a half acres that she and her husband Steve live on with their sweet and sleepy greyhound Daisy... Read more here: (9 photos)

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Gwen connects deeply with the history of the wood that she salvages, calling herself “a woodworker and a necromancer” because of the satisfaction she finds in “bringing something discarded back to life.” Once, beneath an old Bay Bridge terminal, she found wood that had been buried underground since 1937; another time, hundred-year-old 
redwood burls stashed under a family member's house. Gwen's interest in making cutting boards is connected to a fondness for sharing food and bringing people together. Read more here: 

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Cards from Colleen Conley’s art class at West Marin School feature whimsical and colorful hearts drawn and designed by students. Printed on white card stock with blank interiors, they are the perfect way to say I love you. Cards come in a set of 4 and include four separate heart designs in purple, red, green, and pink. Envelopes are included. All proceeds from the sale of the heart cards goes to West Marin School and their continuing art and drama educational programs. Read more here:

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The first in a series of midweek playlists from makers, artisans and inspirations featured on Edition Local. Following Asia’s story you’ll find links to listen to Asia’s playlist on Rdio or Spotify. We hope you enjoy it!
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