Dirt recognized for ‘eclectic’ excellence

15 Sep 2020 | 11:16

Dirt took home the bronze for Niche Publication from the New York Press Association for our work in 2019. We submitted three issues for consideration, whose covers featured:

New York’s weedbasket?, a look at the explosive growth of the hemp and medical marijuana industries in the black dirt.

Owning my ‘belly birth,’ an essay by upstater Emma Frisch about cultivating a positive mindset when life gives you a C-section.

The color alchemist, a piece by fermentation guru Tara Whitsitt about Audrey Reynolds, a new school-old school fashion designer who forages the ingredients to make the dye with which she hand-dyes clothing (not to mention the paint for her Warwick farmhouse’s living room walls).

The judge noted our “fun mix of eclectic stories and photos.” Hey, we’ll take weird!