Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is an independent writer and researcher focused on ecological sustainability and economic democracy in local and regional food systems. He has written for the Capital Institute, Kosmos Journal, and currently with Hudson River Flows, a collaborative research and story-telling project exploring the emergence of a regenerative food economy in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is a team member at Hosta Hill, a Massachusetts producer of fermented vegetables, and facilitates memorable educational experiences on food, fermentation, and human health through @EarthCultures. Mark studied Spanish Language and Literature at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and receiving the Sigma Delta Pi award for distinction in Hispanic Studies. You can learn more about him and his work at

Cultivating Right Livelihood

Journal Article

When framed as an individual journey, right livelihood is less about what is right or wrong at the moment and more about our own approach to work, on both a daily basis and over the course of a lifetime.

Returning Home to Our Place in the Cosmos


The first time I wept for the Earth I was alone in the woods in late summer after a long […]