Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture: "It All Turns On Affection"

Apr 24 2012
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On Monday night Wendell Berry delivered “It All Turns on Affection,” the 2012 Jefferson Lecture at the Kennedy Center. Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities offers this lectureship, “the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual and public achievement in the humanities.”  Mr. Berry’s [continue reading]

Changing A Food Desert, One Metro Stop At A Time

Mar 22 2012
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missing image One of Farm to Family’s Mobile Markets in Saint Louis Despite its place amid some of the midwest’s most fertile soil, Saint Louis is plagued by large food deserts – both a testament to suburban migration begun in the 1960’s, but also to racially-motivated zoning and business models that survived in the [continue reading]

To The New Year 2012

Jan 2 2012
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missing image From the Foster-Fluharty Farm; Matthew Fluharty from Sabbaths, 2005
VI.
I tremble with gratitude

for my children and grandchildren

who take pleasure in one another.
At our dinners together, the dead

enter and pass among us

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Finding Sustainability In "Generation Organic"

Dec 13 2011
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missing image From the 2011 Young Farmers Conference; Maggie Starbard, NPR
Many thanks to the folks who have shared news of this report by Dan Charles broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday: “Who Are The Farmers of ‘Generation Organic’:” For decades, as young people have been [continue reading]

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