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

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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…

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TONIGHT: Live Broadcast of Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here’s further news on tonight’s live stream, from Ivy Brashear of The Rural Blog: Poet, essayist, novelist, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry will deliver the 2012 Jefferson Lecture…

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Changing A Food Desert, One Metro Stop At A Time

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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…

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To The New Year 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

From the Foster-Fluharty Farm; Matthew Fluharty from Sabbaths, 2005 VI. I tremble with gratitudefor my children and grandchildrenwho take pleasure in one another. At our dinners together, the…

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Finding Sustainability In "Generation Organic"

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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…

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American Georgics: Old and New

Monday, November 14, 2011

Plowing It Under; Thomas Hart Benton, 1934 To start off the week, I’d like to point folks toward a recent review published in The Englewood Review of Books…

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Rural Farmers Feeding The Occupy Movement

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Produce from western Massachusetts farms; Actions and Investigations As a companion piece to today’s article considering Crystal Bridges, Alice Walton, and the Occupy Movement, Contributing Editor Rachel Reynolds…

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Farmville Files: Pastoral Romance

Monday, October 10, 2011

  Longtime readers will remember a time on the site over a year ago when we posted a number of articles under the “Farmville Files” moniker. At the…

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The Lexicon of Sustainability

Friday, August 26, 2011

Biodiversity Vs. Monoculture, with farmer Rick Knoll; The Lexicon of Sustainability Grist recently highlighted an art project that many of our readers will be very excited about: The…

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Rural Poetry Series: Patrick Kavanagh

Friday, June 17, 2011

  Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) was born into a farming family in County Monaghan, Ireland. He spent the first part of his adult life farming those same fields in…

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