Archive for the 'farming' Category

resourceful Northwest towns

3 February 2008

photo: Steve Ringman for The Seattle Times I’ll stand with farmers (of the small and sustainable school) in almost any fight, but a recent dust-up – forgive me, but it this case it should really be a mud-up – in southwest Washington’s Lewis county has me puzzled. Folks there are still recovering from early December […]

the year of the year

24 December 2007

Perhaps we are now at the end of the year of the year. Too many writers recently have taken on one-year projects of deprivation or exploration and learned about themselves and the direction and purpose of their lives. Often the products were interesting, but the trope itself has become a bore. Are food and farm […]

a meaningful life

12 September 2007

The Unsettling of America My aim for this journal is to capture ideas and make connections between them. Wendell Berry’s Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is an apt starting place because it thoughtfully addresses many things I care about and coherently relates them. I begin with the hope that I can do the same. […]