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KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

By Patagonia   |   Apr 13, 2009 April 13, 2009

The industry in question is the agroindustrial genetically manipulated monocrop chemicalification conglomerate. It’s a mouthful, which is why folks in this business like to refer to themselves as representatives of “conventional agriculture,” companies like Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Crop Protection. Let’s leave aside for a moment the fact that… Read More

Photo: Jeff Foott

Man Gives U.S. Wild Utah for Christmas

By localcrew   |   Jan 5, 2009 January 5, 2009

Idealists are frequently told that “hope” is not a strategy. Perhaps not, but it breeds inspiration, and inspiration is nothing if not the mother of the marvelous. And hope and inspiration together . . . Why, don’t they create the foundation upon which all great strategies are formed? On… Read More

The True Meaning of Radical

The True Meaning of Radical

Oct 22, 2007 October 22, 2007

Epic. That’s all I need to say about this episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. Fitz Cahall will tell you the rest: Forests, rivers, oceans and mountains – to some of us they’re like old friends, but how far would you go to save them? In this… Read More

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Beyond and Back: SAVAGE

By Jeff Johnson   |   Jul 22, 2008 July 22, 2008

Scott Parry climbing “Steppin Out” 5.10d, Yosemite Valley. Photo: Jeff Johnson Phew … I’m back! Finally. Got back a couple months ago after being out of the country for half a year. Long story, too long. I’ll get to that later. You know how it is when… Read More

Getting There: A Journey Toward Greener Driving

Getting There: A Journey Toward Greener Driving

Nov 1, 2007 November 1, 2007

[Ed note:  This is the first of a three-part post from former Patagonia employee Matt Hunt. Matt was kind enough to share the details of his conversion of a Toyota Land Cruiser using Patagonia’s alternative transportation incentive plan. Read on for an inside look at one man’s eco-fueled automotive quest.]… Read More

Above: Cylindrical left. All photos: Patch Wilson

Wwoofing and Waves in New South Wales

By Patch Wilson   |   Aug 22, 2012 August 22, 2012

Spending a few months in Oz this year, I was looking for a way to not blow my budget. I didn’t want to spend every waking moment living out the back of my van, constantly scrimping and saving. I wanted to surf as much as possible on one of… Read More

Maddy Butcher ponies two horses and rides another in southwestern Colorado. Photo: Beau Gaughran

Beasts of Being

By Maddy Butcher   |   Mar 15, 2018 March 15, 2018

Some 5,500 years ago in Kazakhstan, there was light bulb moment when man looked at Equus caballus and thought, “Hey, I can ride that thing.” Since then, we’ve fought wars and built worlds on horses’ backs. Fast forward to the beginning of the 20th century; Americans have 20 million horses. Read More