Gracy Olmstead

Gracy Olmstead

Gracy Olmstead is a writer and journalist located outside Washington, D.C. She's written for The New York Times, The Week, Catholic Rural Life, National Review, The Federalist, and The Washington Times, among others. You can follow her on Twitter @gracyolmstead


Will philanthropy finance farming’s future?

Young and aspiring farmers are increasingly seeking financial partners and advisers outside the federal government.

The art of being neighborly

How community associations (and a little self-sacrifice) help keep neighborliness alive.


We Need Fewer World Leaders, And More Good Neighbors

Higher education fosters what Wendell Berry has termed “boomers”: individuals who “are always on the lookout for better career opportunities in better places.” He contrasts this group to “stickers”: those who root themselves in a place, and dedicate themselves to its wellbeing.

Will sending 1,000 young reporters to local newsrooms improve journalism?

The initiative describes itself as a public service program, one that seeks to reinvigorate a local journalism industry that’s struggling to survive.