Hannah Kincaid, Editorial Assistant
Hannah grew up on a fifth-generation family farm outside of Lawrence, Kansas. Homeschooled, she spent her days with her brothers, exploring the woods near their home and uncovering the mystery of the forest. During this time, Hannah realized how important spending time in nature is to our happiness and well-being. She continues to foster a deep curiosity about the benefits wild plants can offer, both medicinally and nutritionally.
Hannah’s father, Greg Kincaid, is an author and avid story-teller. After years of hearing colorful bed-time stories and gobbling up every book in her path, Hannah decided to dive in and get some ink on her fingers as well. As a freshman at the University of Kansas she declared a Journalism major and set to work crafting a skill that would allow her to share her enthusiasm and love for Mother Earth. During college, Hannah spent a semester in Costa Rica experiencing the dew-covered allure of the rainforest, and a summer in California, getting her hands dirty and feeling the sun on her face at a small organic farm.
After graduation, Hannah interned with her long-time favorite magazine, MOTHER EARTH NEWS and was delighted to meet such an educated, compassionate group of people. After learning an exorbitant amount about local food systems, GMOs and organic gardening (not to mention editing), Hannah said goodbye to her new friends in order to explore Europe. She biked through County Clare, Ireland, and traveled through seven European countries, soaking up the new tastes, smells and ideas. Refreshed and inspired, Hannah joined the MOTHER EARTH NEWS team as a permanent member in the fall of 2012.
Hannah currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas where she spends her days reading, blogging, and hiking. She is a live music enthusiast who is regularly found guilty of dancing the night away at local concerts. She admires herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and author Barbara Kingsolver for being women who inspire those around them to lead a life more in tune with nature. Hannah dreams of the day she will have enough land to grow her own medicinal herb garden, raise chickens, and foster a slobbery German Shepherd.
Some of Hannah’s favorite MOTHER EARTH NEWS articles include
12 Essential Herbs
Easy, No-Knead Crusty Bread
Herbal Skin Care Basics: Tools, Ingredients, Recipes