Portfolio

Matt Kelly

JOURNALISM

2019

The Apple Collector: How Redbyrd Orchard brings soulful fruit to every bottle of cider (Edible Finger Lakes, July/August 2019)
Mud Season: The Act of Farming in Times of Rain (Edible Finger Lakes, March/April 2019)

2018

As we breed crops to grow bigger and faster, they’re less delicious to the bees they depend on (The New Food Economy, November 1, 2018)
Searching for a deadly pest: Spotted Lanternfly (Chronicle-Express, November 1, 2018)

2017

How do you feed a flooded city when even the food banks are underwater? (New Food Economy, September 21, 2017)
Why do so many farmers have diabetes? (New Food Economy, August 28, 2017)
Plant wildflowers, because bee lives matter (The Chronicle-Express, May 18, 2017)
Friend of foe? Be on the lookout for invasive insects (The Chronicle-Express, May 14, 2017)
Who will pick the grapes? (The Chronicle-Express, April 5, 2017)
Reed faces loud crowds at town halls (photos and video, with John Christensen, The Chronicle-Express, March 14, 2017)
Four ways to save our food system if bees disappear (New Food Economy, January 16, 2017)

2016

What Exactly is Genetically Modified Food? (585 Magazine, November/December 2016)
Citizen scientists can still protect this bumble bee (New Food Economy, November 16, 2016)
New York state is suffering from its worst drought in decades (New Food Economy, Sept. 6, 2016)
Why the Wheat Nerds Matter (Boomtown Table, August 18, 2016)
Kayaks, canoes support FL Museum (The Chronicle-Express, August 12, 2016)
The Dilemma of the Kestrel (585 Magazine, July/August 2016)
Deeper Understanding: Healthy soil is the foundation – and goal – of everything we grow (585 Magazine, May/June 2016)
FFA keeps farmers in our future (The Chronicle-Express, February 25, 2016)
Cornell University’s Maz Lab Breeds New Crops (Boomtown Table, February 16, 2016)
Stitching for a reason (The Chronicle-Express, February 18, 2016)
Small Town News: Very Big Task (585 Magazine, January/February 2016)

2015

Unconventional Klaas (Boomtown Table, December 7, 2015)
Rochester: Seed Center of the United States (585 Magazine, November/December 2015)
What is Farm-Level Food Waste? (NOFA-NY, Winter 2015)
Collect. Cook. Serve. (585 Magazine, September/October 2015)
The Other Garbage Plate (585 Magazine, July/August 2015)
The New American Farmers (585 Magazine, May/June 2015)

RESEARCH

Reducing protected lands in a hotspot of bee biodiversity: bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (PeerJ, December 4, 2018)

DESIGN

Food and Health Connection Final Report 2019
Final report for two-year collaboration with Common Ground Health in Rochester, NY.
Food, Farms and Health 2017
Companion publication for symposium hosted by Common Ground Health in Rochester, NY.

COLLABORATIONS

THE FOOD AND HEALTH CONNECTION PROJECT (2017-2019)
Common Ground Health, Rochester NY
Lack of access to healthy foods is directly related to higher rates of illnesses in many of our communities. But what if we removed the problem of access from the list of contributors to these health inequities in our region? Can we use our own agricultural abundance to ensure access to healthy food for all residents?
Initiative asks what prevents residents from access vegetables and fruits (January 18, 2019)
“When you have kids, it’s risky to buy new things” (December 7, 2018)
Fresh herbs at your fingertips can mean less salt in your diet (October 11, 2018)
“Affordability is always the focus”: A conversation with Sue Segelman (September 20, 2018)
Curbside reliably provides the produce customers want. Could local supply meet this demand? (August 07, 2018)