Wendell Berry

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poem for the dark holy days of winter

To Know the Dark  By Wendell Berry To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. Merry Holidays, y'all! Happy Solstice and New Year!

Posted: December 25 2016
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new documentary on wendell berry premiers at SXSW festival

The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, premiered yesterday at SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. The film spans four seasons; revolving around Berry; his muse of Henry County, Kentucky; and this pivotal contemporary moment in agrarian America. Barbara J. King did a great piece on the film yesterday for NPR, ripe with great Wendell Berry quotes and some contextual food for […]

Posted: March 13 2016
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moral boost

   It can seem insane to the farmer to be a farmer in July-- when the flies are buzzing around your head like loud drunken satellites and you're sweating like a mushroom on the grill, sharpening a stirrup hoe with one hand, reordering that devilish self-regenerating to-do list with the next, and then, with the […]

Posted: August 2 2015
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faith & fears in wendell berry's kentucky

via Grist Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky By Darby Minow Smith Wendell Berry’s mind is preoccupied with four dead sheep. I join the 80-year-old food movement sage for a drink and a visit in the kitchen of his neat white house on the top of the hill in Henry County. The talk meanders, picks […]

Posted: October 27 2014
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audio: wendell berry and wes jackson discuss agriculture and the future of farming with mark bittman

By Carrington Morris of Edible Manhattan April 17, 2014 Earlier this month, luminaries of the food movement — who also happen to be longtime friends — took the stage at Cooper Union’s historic Great Hall. Attendees flocked from across the nation to watch farmer-poet Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute, join New York Times columnist Mark […]

Posted: May 8 2014
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the mad farmer

Here's a  little bit of Wendell Berry for your day. The Mad Farmer, Flying the Flag of Rough Branch, Secedes from the Union From the union of power and money From the union of power and secrecy, From the union of government and science, From the union of government and art, From the union of […]

Posted: December 17 2013
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wendell berry to speak at yale

a must-see if you're in the area! Poet, novelist, philosopher, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer Wendell Berry will present the next Chubb Fellowship Lecture as a guest of Timothy Dwight College and theYale Sustainable Food Project(YSFP). Berry will appear for a public conversation at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Shubert Theatre, 247 College […]

Posted: November 19 2013
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topless america

watch this, and re-read Wendell Berry & Wes Jackson's 50 Year Farm Bill piece from last January [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7AX3rFye2o] Topless America.org Over 520 Appalachian Mountains have been destroyed, covering and poisoning more than 2,000 miles of headwater streams due to Mountaintop Removal coal mining. More than 7 percent of Appalachian forests have been cut down. Three […]

Posted: November 16 2009
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relic ecologies / a note from Severine from Point Reyes Station

A visit to my fairy godmother's perch in Pt. Reyes Station. Barbara is a lepidopterist, a xercian butterfly gardener, a naturalist, a thinker. She reminds me about the integrity of ecosytems, and the butterflies about the peace of wild things. "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in […]

Posted: January 30 2008