On Black Friday: Chain Store Blues

Nov 23 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image [ Today we’re thankful to have the opportunity to offer this repost from Nathan Salsburg’s Root Hog or Die , an extraordinary radio show and music blog that we’ve written about previously. This piece concerns The Allen Brothers’ “Chain Store Blues,” which also appears on Nathan’s [continue reading]

Walking the Fields, From Liberia to California

Sep 8 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Sacramento Bee
High Country News has long been one of our favorite publications; they consistently think in new terms about the West, but also about urban-rural and rural-international connections. Such a perspective continues with “In Rural California, a Liberian Family Finds an Agricultural Refuge,” [continue reading]

Honey and Sustainability in Rural Nepal

May 11 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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Here is a new dispatch considering rural – international connections, where sustainability and food security meet, raising the
quality of life and illustrating to rural youth how prosperity could be
under their noses, or in the hive:
Plan International reports today on news [continue reading]

The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Apr 30 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Tree In Silo ; Ken Wolf
Many thanks to MarĂ­a Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times , “Amid Rural Decay, Trees Take Root in Silos.” The image of these [continue reading]

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

Apr 24 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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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
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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

[continue reading]

Finding Sustainability In "Generation Organic"

Dec 13 2011
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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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