Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Tribute To An Early Advocate Of Sustainable Agriculture

The Roosevelt Institute awarded its Four Freedoms Award to Wendall Berry who is a poet and writer that understood the relationship between humans and the planet that nourishes us.  He was one of the earliest critics of mining practices that laid waste to many areas in his home state of Kentucky.  He was also one of the earliest advocates of small scale local farming and farm to table restaurants.  This article explains why the Four Freedoms Award was granted to Wendall Berry.  Hopefully, it will encourage more of us to follow his example.

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