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Going Home with Wendell Berry clipping

Posted on January 10th, 2022

Going Home with Wendell BerryThe writer and farmer on local knowledge, embracing limits, and the exploitation of rural America. By Amanda PetrusichJuly 14, 2019Wendell Berry is the author of more than eighty books of poetry, fiction, and essays.Photograph by Guy MendesTwo and a half years ago, feeling existentially adrift about the future of the planet, I sent a letter to Wendell Berry, hoping he might have answers. Berry has publish...

The Philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka clipping

Posted on October 31st, 2021

Buddhism and Agriculture - Part 1 Dr Trent BrownJuly 25, 2020 Masunobu Fukuoka (1913-2008) was a Japanese farmer and philosopher, who pioneered a school of farming referred to as ‘natural farming’ or ‘do-nothing farming.’ Fukuoka’s methodology entailed minimal human interference in the agricultural process, instead creating conditions in which natural processes, left to their own accord, maximise crop outputs. Fukuoka became highly ...

What I Learned About Life From Buying a Goat on Craigslist clipping

Posted on October 14th, 2019

One goat became two, then a whole farm, then a crash course in what really matters It started innocuously enough, as many modern tales do, with a Craigslist posting. Boredom and whimsy — that’s how my wife and I ended up driving home from Seguin, Texas, with a tiny Nigerian dwarf goat in the front seat of the car. We named her Bucket, and she lived — quite illegally, we would later learn — tucked behind the fence that surrounded our ...