Issue 54: COMMUNE
Taproot is a magazine and marketplace for people who are deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the Earth. Taproot celebrates farm, food, family and craft through writing, photography and the arts, both fine and domestic.
The fifty-fourth issue of Taproot, an independent, bimonthly, ad-free print magazine, is full of cozy winter projects and stories to celebrate togetherness and the spirit of the season. COMMUNE is also an expanded issue with a few extra projects to wrap up the year.
HEAD | essays about living a more connected life
- Producing Peace by Rhett Arens
- Pomegranates & the Art of Herbivore Attraction by Jeanne L. D. Osnas (Illustrations by Julia Ditto)
- Together, We Can Heal by Nikkya Hargrove
- Gifts in Good Taste by Ashley English (photographs by Erin Adams)
- Teas for Intimate Gatherings by Kami McBride
- Holiday Cookies by Kaity Farrell
- Cake Tester Broom by Amanda Lee Lazorchack (photographs Amanda Julia Steinback)
- Poetry Is Not a Four-Letter Word by John Reinhart (illustrations by Meenal Patel)
- Needle-Felted Baby Emperor Penguin by Melissa & Jennifer VanSant
- Circle of Friends Knitting Needle Case by Ashley Moore
- Sunday Times Hat by Brienne Moody
- The Woodland We Carry by Catarina Seixas
- A Crown Fit for a Friend by Jessica Lewis Stevens (illustrations by Michelle Housel)
- completely ad-free!
- full color, perfect bound
- printed locally on sustainably sourced (FSC Certified) paper
- based in New England (Maine), USA
- 8.375 x 10.875 inches
Taproot :: The Magazine
1. the large single root of plants such as dandelion, which grows vertically downward and bears small lateral roots
2. a bimonthly magazine celebrating food, farm, family and craft through writing, photography and the arts, both fine and domestic.
a collection of curated stories written by and for people living fully and digging deeper; people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground.
inclusive of all families striving to dig deeper, in the ways that manifests in our days, and in the many ways we define family. From rural homesteading to urban gardening, to homeschooling and community living. From family to family, our days may look very different from one another’s. At taproot, we’re striving to find the connecting thread that binds us together.
a collection of stories that entertain, educate and inspire. We welcome non-fiction prose as well as poetry, photography, art, crafts, recipes, and fiction, as a means of exploring and deepening, documenting and supporting the spirit of these times.
published bimonthly and with a subtle ‘theme’ for each issue. The theme is a prompt for contributors and a gentle undercurrent throughout the pages for the reader. Through this open-ended and multi-faceted approach to the topic we hope to dance around it, finding truths in both the resonances within and the spaces between each contribution.
a print magazine, with a tangible presence in the physical world, and a quiet internet presence, so as to encourage us all to spend more time connected to our selves, the earth and each other.
ad-free. A place where we can quiet the noise of computers, phones, televisions, advertising, and politics in favor of authentic living and connection.
created and published by fathers and mothers, gardeners and farmers, artists and dreamers - Ted Blood, Jason Miller, and Amanda Blake Soule.
Images courtesy of Taproot Magazine.