Sheltering At Home Creatively
One of the blessings of a real community is that it can survive, and often thrive, in the face of challenges. Such is the case with musicians, chefs, and other artisans across the country this year. To honor their bravery, spirit, and inventiveness—and to underscore the values that build truly sustainable communities—we’re focusing this summer on those who are sustaining, and sometimes reinventing, the craftsmanship community.
Confined to our homes during the Covid-19 quarantine, many of us have realized this is an ideal time to start baking our own bread. The idea has spread so fast that stores are running out of flour and yeast. But fear not. Resources abound for how to make your own yeast, and even your own flour.
By TODD OPPENHEIMER
Photos by ERIC WOLFINGER
Fergus Garrett, one of the world’s preeminent gardening experts, talks about the art of making fine gardens, and fine gardeners. His tips are drawn from his years managing Great Dixter House & Gardens, the famously gorgeous and uncommonly diverse set of gardens that lie just outside London.
By THOMAS C. COOPER
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A small, quiet army of historians, scientists, and restoration experts are putting the pieces of Portugal’s past together again, one gorgeous tile at a time. Their efforts are being helped by a new generation of artists, who are starting to re-invent an art form that has defined Portuguese culture since the 13th century.
Story and Photography by CASEY O’BRIEN