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Pinch of Dirt is a monthly newsletter about nature, outdoor adventure, and the environment.

It was named one of the “Best Outdoorsy Email Newsletters” by Outside Magazine in 2021.

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Who writes Pinch of Dirt? I do! I am a journalist, an enthusiastic hiker and backpacker, and an urban/backyard gardener.

Why? I started this newsletter in 2017 to share the best nature, travel, and adventure writing I found on the internet, and to try my hand at crafting some of my own.

Where did your logo/image come from? I snagged the illustration from the public domain. It originally appeared in a book titled The Gardener’s Assistant: A Practical and Scientific Exposition of the Art of Gardening in all its Branches.

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Jessica McKenzie
Journalist, hiker, mostly veg. Published in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon Magazine, Backpacker, The Counter, and Grist, among others. @jessimckenzi on Twitter/Instagram; jessicastarmckenzie.com