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A rumination on the myths, realities, and surprises of life in rural Alabama. From our 2023 edition of Mosaic magazine: The Rural Issue.
A personal essay by April Dobbins, a photographer, writer, and filmmaker from Hale County.
For generations, we treated the state’s natural and cultural diversity as if it were a liability, or something only to exploit. In reality, it’s always been our greatest asset...if we only take the time to appreciate it.
An essay by naturalist Bill Finch, from our 2023 edition of Mosaic magazine: The Rural Issue.
A farm in Alabama’s River Region is ushering in a land justice revival.
A story on Black landownership and community-building, from our 2023 edition of Mosaic magazine: The Rural Issue.
A 200-mile trail, 27 towns, and one ‘green ribbon’ to link north Alabama’s past with a bright future.
A story on North Alabama’s Singing River Trail, from our 2023 edition of Mosaic magazine: The Rural Issue.
How the remaining Jews of Selma reckon with a complicated past and prepare for an uncertain future.
A history of Temple Mishkan Israel, and the mission of its final congregants, from our 2023 edition of Mosaic magazine: The Rural Issue.
Biscuiting in the Black Belt with Scott Peacock, a story from our 2023 edition of Mosaic magazine: The Rural Issue.
The James Beard Award-winning chef -- who hails from the Wiregrass and now lives in Marion -- reflects on the nuances of rural Alabama, the practice of slowing down, and the art of “making biscuit.”