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
missing image
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]

Readings: Rural Traditions Sunk Into Eternal Oblivion

May 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image from The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of Animal Husbandry; Clare Leighton , 1935
In our Readings
series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer
perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions.
Today we feature the response of [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]

Bringing The Yarn Bomb To The Country

Feb 27 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the
second half of February, this seems like a good time to give a
retrospective glance to the first two years of
Art of the Rural .
Over these weeks I will feature a few new articles,
[continue reading]

The People Speak: New Work From Jetsonorama

Jan 11 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Wheat paste of CJ at the Tuba City, AZ, rodeo grounds on fair day; Jetsonorama

Where else would you find a black guy applying wallpaper to the
outside of an outhouse at 7 in the morning at a rodeo on an indian
reservation? 
[continue reading]

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