On Ecological Agriculture: "Our industrial way of life is toast. We need to come home."

A long, deeply informative, inspiring article from resilience.org that also serves as research material. Via Lee.

Come on Home!: Ecological Agriculture and Sixteen Wonderful Farms that Point the Way

Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson.

Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson.

 

“If we don’t get sustainability right in agriculture first, it won’t happen anywhere.” — Wes Jackson, http://www.landinstitute.org/

“We’ve got examples [of agricultural sustainability], but you’re not under any obligation to be an optimist. And you’re not under any obligation to construct a hope for the whole human race. What you are required to do is to be intelligent. And that means you’ve got to have an array of examples you want more or less to understand. Some are not perfect…and to be intelligent you’ve got to know why some are better than the others. …[T]hat means you’ve got to think in particular about particular examples.” – Wendell Berry, http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2012_Summer_Interview_Berry_Jackson.php

“If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things.” – Pete Seeger, http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-01-29/pete-seeger-interview-how-can-i-keep-from-singing

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