About Julia Sayers Gokhale

Julia Sayers Gokhale is a writer and editor who has been working in the lifestyle journalism industry since 2012. She was Editor in Chief of Birmingham Magazine for five years and is now leading SoulGrown’s content team.

Yellow Hammer Farms is a groundbreaking urban farm in downtown Birmingham

2021-07-08T12:08:32-05:00By |Food & Drink, Living, Outdoors|

In a nondescript warehouse on 3rd Avenue North in Birmingham, strips of LED lights hang from the ceiling, glowing pink and purple. Music plays in a room behind a large glass window. I step inside the room and it smells like...lettuce? Yes, that's right—this isn't the city's newest club or trendy restaurant, it's an urban hydroponic farm growing greens and herbs for consumer sales and restaurant distribution.

A Trussville couple spent 5 years developing an Alabama-grown botanical facial oil

2021-04-29T17:29:20-05:00By |Lifestyle|

A simple, square black bottle with a gold embossed flower on it holds a precious product for an Alabama couple. The Clarity Oil, an Alabama-grown facial botanical oil, is the result of five years of hard work for Kelly Steffey and Hamilton Trimm. It’s the first (and currently only) product for their Trussville-based small business called Mila.

How to spend a dog-friendly day in Huntsville

2021-04-30T11:23:03-05:00By |Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Travel|

Plenty of people (myself included!) got pandemic pups in 2020, and now they're attached to us just as much as we are to them. For those who like to take their dog everywhere (guilty), it isn't always easy to find places that are dog-friendly. But luckily, some places and some cities are more furry-friend friendly, and Huntsville is one of those. Here's how to spend a dog-friendly day in Huntsville (as shown by Louie G. the Frenchie).

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