Thanks for asking.


Prairie Center blog is the creation of Rebecca Terk (aka flyingtomato), whose various endeavors have included organic farmer, community organizer, university instructor, waitress, bartender, oral historian, disc jockey, columnist, proofreader, lobbyist, and field hand. A native Vermonter, I’ve spent over two decades moving in and out of South Dakota, whose landscape I adore and whose politics I abhor think could use a strong dose of racial justice, intersectional feminism, and progressive populism.

This blog was begun in Prairie Center Township, on a dilapidated old farmstead surrounded by what experts referred to as “hard-used” remnant prairie, overlooking the Vermillion River in Southeast South Dakota. Now, I’m writing from the Coteau des Prairies in the northeastern part of the state, as well as all the other places I travel as a rural organizer.

No matter where I am, I keep the prairie at my center.

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