In this collection of essays, continuing the argument begun with The Unsettling of America, Wendell Berry writes of the importance of good farming to a healthy culture. By health he means not the mere absence of disease, but the operation of a balanced, nondestructive way of life; his essays on the Amish people of Pennsylvania and Ohio offer a model. "An economy of waste," Berry writes, "is incompatible with a healthy environment"--an environment that operates in balance, within bounds. Arguing for the primacy of family-based, local economies, and for the exercise of intelligence, reverence, and community values, Berry crafts a prose idyll celebrating the pastoral existence. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Published over 30 years ago, I have just read these collected essays for the first time and they are a revelation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by windhover
Very interesting to the layperson (city type). Much to think about that was never considered. I have passed this around to several with similar comments. Read morePublished 3 months ago by intrepid2
Entertaining and thought provoking essays on sustainable agriculture and living close to the land. The life that was so common in our country until after WWII. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Angelyn Smith
I love Wendell Berry. This is a book I have on my shelf and have purchased several as gifts for others.Published 18 months ago by Dakotah Cunningham
I just became acquainted with Wendell Berry's work recently and have only read a couple of his books. His is a sane voice in an insane world. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Hitchcock Sly