Asparagus Magazine

Asparagus tells the large and small stories of how we can live sustainably, from an environmental, social, and cultural perspective.

Asparagus Magazine

Telling stories of sustainability in ways that are intersectional, impactful, grounded in science, and fun. (Don’t follow this account, follow the publication!)

Jessie Johnston

Founder and editor of Asparagus Magazine. Based in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.

Alia Dharssi

Researcher and journalist

Latest Posts

Palm Oil is in Everything, and it’s Hurting More than the Orangutans

Inexpensive, often-invisible, and the source of environmental destruction: this is the story of palm oil.

In Urban Nature, I’ve Found a Home Away From Home

Among Indigenous elders and my fellow immigrants, I’ve put down roots at a nature center in Northeast Los Angeles.

The Traveler’s Water Bottle that Allows you to Drink from Anywhere

Reduce plastic consumption while traveling by investing in a portable purifier.

Bottled Water is Gross!

The Environmentalist from Hell takes aim at bottled water and the garbage people who drink it.

Five Books to Inspire Earth-Loving Kids

Stories remind us that our relationship with the planet is stronger than our fear for the future.

Why Line-Drying Sheets is Better for You and the Environment

For fresh, crisp sheets, thread count matters far less than how you dry your bedding.

Fashion is Hurting the Planet. Can we Tame the Monster in Our Closets?

Innovators worldwide are trying to slow down and clean up today’s fast and dirty fashion industry.

Make a Farmers Market Vendor Smile with these Five Questions

Five West Coast farmers market vendors told us which questions they love to be asked.

North Vancouver’s Mountain Bikers Strive to Shred Sustainably

A PR crisis led volunteers to build some of North America’s best trails.

The Wet’suwet’en Aren’t Just Protecting “the Environment”

The Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en land defenders aren’t just fighting pipelines, they’re fighting for a way of life.


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