2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue
2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue

Articles About why YS? :: Page 2

  • A wish to live deliberately

    Villagers Theresa Nolan, left, and Mandy Knaul moved to Yellow Springs in part to live closer to the land. Here, they fulfill their wish on Smaller Footprint Farm, Doug Christen’s CSA just outside the village where Knaul farms, grows flowers and looks after the Nubian goats (including Butterscotch, center). Nolan keeps bees on the property. The couple lives in the village. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    It might be the oldest tug of all, at least in America: the tug to live differently, to “live deliberately,” as Thoreau wrote in the opening of “Walden.”

  • Antioch, fate drew Snows to village

    Antioch College student Jumana Snow and her mother, Susan, in their home. Mother and daughter moved to Yellow Springs from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2014 for Jumana to attend college. Coming here was a sort of homecoming for Susan, who grew up in the United States (in Vermont), but has lived in Saudi Arabia for 28 years. This is Jumana’s first time living outside the Middle East. (photo by Audrey Hackett)

    “It’s fate,” said Susan Snow, explaining how she and her daughter, Jumana, landed in Yellow Springs. Mother and daughter moved here in 2014, from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Jumana to attend Antioch College.

  • Seeking a simpler life in village

    Rajan Kose at one of his favorite spots in the village, the Yellow Springs Public Library, which he refers to as the local “crown jewel.” Kose moved to Yellow Springs two-and-a-half years ago, drawn by a lifelong friendship and the sense of peace and community he encountered here. (photo by Audrey Hackett)

    All roads into Yellow Springs are just two lanes wide, and new resident Rajan Kose likes them that way.