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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Other Almanac

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The Other Almanac is a reimagining of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. In case you don’t know it, the Old Farmer’s Almanac is the oldest continuous print publication in the US. It’s a mix of old wisdoms, garden advice, little poems, jokes, how to’s, recipes, calendars, weather predictions and more. Although it’s advertised as “for everyone”, it’s limited culturally, does not take stances and has historically catered to rural white american farmers.

I think there is huge potential for a new almanac – one that is deep, meaningful, and bridges across the urban and rural divide here in the US. There will still be small wisdoms, articles, tips, calendars, and star guides, but it will include words and art from professors, farmworkers, scientists, medicine makers, incarcerated poets, activists, astrologers, midwives, and more.  Our 2022 edition is the first of many Other Almanacs to come. Our goal is to make a yearly and financially accessible publication that can be carried in gas stations, bookstores, deli’s, museums, community centers, gardening stores, supermarkets and more.

As of December 7th, this project has raised $9,700 of their $12,500 goal. This project has 13 days left to raise the $12,500 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $17, you will get one book.  For a pledge of $22, you will get one book and sticker.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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