Hannah Kincaid, Assistant Editor
Hannah grew up on a fifth-generation family farm outside of Lawrence, Kansas. Homeschooled, she spent much her childhood exploring the nearby Kansas prairie with her brothers. During that time, Hannah realized how important spending time in nature is to our happiness and well-being. She continues to hold a deep appreciation for the benefits that nature and 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 reading 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 with others. During college, Hannah spent a semester in Costa Rica experiencing the dew-covered allure of the rain forest, 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 and her father biked through County Clare, Ireland, and then Hannah explored 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. She focuses on the magazine's natural health content, its various social media channels, and the Country Lore print department, among other things.
Hannah currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas, where she spends her spare time studying herbal medicine and native plant conservation, practicing yoga, hanging out with her loved ones and cooking meals from scratch. She dreams of the day she will have enough land to grow her own medicinal herb garden, build a wood-fired sauna, and foster a slobbery German Shepherd or two.
You can follow Hannah's adventures on Google+.
Articles and videos by Hannah include ...
Interview with Herbalist and Author Rosemary Gladstar
Homemade Bath Products: Shampoo, Deodorant and Toothpaste
Navajo Culture Highlighted in New Book: 'Nanise' a Navajo Herbal'
Use an Oil Press to Produce Homemade Cooking Oil (Video)
DIY Seed Starting Kits (Video)
The History of Samhain and Halloween