Farmville Files: Living The Dirty Life

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

photograph by Deborah Feingold One of the most fascinating narratives of this fall’s season of new books is the long-awaited emergence of Mark Twain’s unexpurgated autobiography; I’ve thought…

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An Appalachian And Agrarian Response to the Tragedy in the Gulf

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

photograph by The Associated Press The people of the Appalachian Mountains and Louisiana bayous have a lot more in common than fiddle tunes and distinctive accents. More than…

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An Almanac For Moderns: Late March

Friday, April 2, 2010

More information on our Almanac For Moderns project and the work of Donald Culross Peattie can be found here.   March Twenty-Seventh First to grasp biology as a…

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Farmville Files: Charts and Maps

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

From an ongoing investigation: Exhibit N (above): It would be interesting to consider again, as one member of the rural diaspora mentioned in these pages before, what the…

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An Almanac For Moderns: March Twenty-First

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The first entry in An Almanac for Moderns by Donald Culross Peattie. March Twenty-First On this chill uncertain spring day, toward twilight, I have heard the frog quaver…

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Introducing Donald Culross Peattie

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

As spring arrives again, our thoughts turn to the fields, gardens and container plots waiting to be planted. Or, if we don’t possess a green thumb, we wait…

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The Art of Coming Home

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

photograph by Kelley Snowden Along with Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson is an agrarian thinker whose ideas are now finding widespread purchase in our contemporary dialogues about agricultural (and…

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Gary Ernest Smith

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

from Medicine Man Gallery Gene Logsdon’s latest book, The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse, got me through the gap between this post and the…

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