Pol­ly How­ells is a mem­ber of the Rur­al Amer­i­ca In These Times Board of Edi­tors, and a semi-retired psy­chother­a­pist who splits her time between Wood­stock and Brook­lyn, New York.

Polly Howells  is a member of the Rural America In These Times Board of Editors. Polly is a semi-retired psychotherapist who splits her time between Woodstock and Brooklyn, New York.  She is a founding member of Woodstock NY Transition, a board member of Bioneers and Radical Joy for Hard Times, and a facilitator of the Pachamama Alliance’s “Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream” Symposium.  She also co-leads a yearly 5-day residential workshop for women, “Reclaiming our Lives, Reclaiming our Earth,” incorporating the work of Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, with whom she trained. Her two great-grandfathers were Midwestern literary figures, Ohio-born novelist William Dean Howells (1837-1920) and Chicago Tribune editor-in-chief (1864-1874) Horace White (1834-1916).

Kropotkin on the Hudson
A collective in Saugerties, New York, is trying to live by the teachings of 19th century Russian anarchist Pyotr Kropotkin.
Woodstock in Transition
A small town in upstate New York rallies in the face of environmental disaster.
Don’t Frack with Our Water!
Natural gas drilling threatens public health and the environment.