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URBAN EXODUS 
is RECONNECTION...

with NATURE, COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY & SELF.
 

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Ditch the City is a topical short-form podcast where we discuss a myriad of topics relating to creativity, community, reconnecting with nature, rural living, and more!

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"I want people doing good in the world to get the recognition, love and energy that they deserve. A goal of this work is inspire people to tune into themselves, get back to nature and find a purposeful path in life. I am grateful to be a part of the global community that this project has manifested." - 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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A poet and photographer leave adjunct professor life to build a thriving goat milk confectionary business in the mountains of rural Vermont

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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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