Isabel Marlens works on research and social media for Local Futures, and runs the Planet Local web series. She studied Ecology and English Literature at Bennington College, and has done native plant conservation, forest ecology research, and research for various documentary film and writing projects in the areas of social and environmental justice.
Articles by this author
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
The Farms of the Future
Hou Xueying, a mother from Shanghai, was tired of food safety scares and of a city life disconnected from the land. So she moved her family to the country to learn about sustainable farming. Her parents disapproved; they had struggled to give her a comfortable life in the city—they could not...
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Trump is a Catastrophe, But So was the TPP
Since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, I’ve found myself talking for the first time with a lot of my 20-something friends about trade agreements. My friends didn’t vote for Donald Trump. Most are from “liberal” parts of the US. They went to good schools for 12 years, worked...