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URBAN EXODUS celebrates people building a better life for themselves and their fellow citizens. Together, we create a brighter future. 

   NEW FEATURE  

ERICA BERMAN

VEGGIES TO TABLE

A Heartfelt New Chapter: Parisian entrepreneur moves to Maine and builds a non-profit farm to feed her community

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A new episode launches every Friday! 
 

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 UE CREATOR & HOST 

"I just want good people doing good in the world to get the recognition, love and energy that they deserve. Being a catalyst for that feels like the best job ever. I am so grateful to be a part of the incredible global community that this project has manifested. We are better together." - Alissa Hessler

Photographer, multimedia storyteller and Urban Exodus creator, Alissa Hessler, has spent the last decade photographing, interviewing and sharing the stories of people who are reconnecting with the natural world and building more fulfilling and self-sufficient lives, both inside and outside of the city. There is so much wisdom to be learned from people who have taken a leap of faith - believing in themselves, their dreams and their vision for a better future. 

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"This genius guide to going rural walks wannabe ex-urbanites through every step of the transition, from growing food to gaining community acceptance. Alissa delivers solid practical advice with compassionate 'been there myself' wit." 

 

-Sarah Gray Miller, Current Editor-in-Chief of Saveur & Former Editor-in-Chief of Modern Farmer

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