Alex Hitt Elise Margoles Harvey Harman Nena Woody Stanely Steve Moize

Stewards of the Land
Farmer Profiles
Issue Backdrop
About the Project

Stewards of the Land

Stewards of the Land is a documentary-style project that was completed in North Carolina’s Central Piedmont Region—an area known as the Triangle. Anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, the Triangle is known for its vibrant network of small farms that supply the community with locally grown food nearly year-round.

The focus of Stewards of the Land is six small-scale farmers who are profiled using sound, images, and writing. And their work is contextualized through a series of articles examining sustainable agriculture in the area, the state of North Carolina, and the country as a whole.

Stewards of the Land farmers are Harvey Harman, Alex Hitt, Stanley Hughes, Elise Margoles, Steven Moize, and Nena Woody. Stewards of the Land contributors are Heather Barnes, Brad Horn, Cathy Leicht, Mike Nutt, J.L. Reid, jj richardson, and Tes Thraves.


Continue to Farmer Profiles

Stewards of the Land is a project made possible through the support of the Educational Media Foundation, Inc., Weaver Street Market, and the Social Entrepreneur Fellowship (a project of the APPLES Service-Learning Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Web hosting graciously provided by