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December 26, 2020 · 6 Comments

Video: Earth Care Farm

In 1977, Michael Merner had an epiphany while standing in the home garden on his small farm; “ Living soil is the foundation of our well being. A nourishing soil produces healthy plants, which leads to healthy animals, people and a sustainable planet.”

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Audio: Wendell Berry reads ‘The Peace of Wild Things’

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be…

August 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Look & See — A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Trailer)

.   LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Emrys Westacott: The Simple Life

Why less is more — more or less. The good life is the simple life. Among philosophical ideas about how we should live, this one is a hardy perennial; from … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mary Swander: Hunger Among the Amber Fields of Grain

“Over 80 percent of our school children here in Storm Lake, Iowa, are in danger of going hungry,” the director of a Food Insecurity Summit tells me. “They eat breakfast … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Garden Crone: Beyond Local — Bioregional Based Eating and Economies

In a world where so much attention is needed everywhere to stop injustice and environmental destruction, it can be overwhelming to know which path to take. Many of us seek … Continue reading

September 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Wendell Berry: On Love, Freedom and Community

People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Wendell Berry: The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer

From Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet, an interview by Bill Moyers. http://

December 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

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