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The Art of the Commonplace by Wendell Berry
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Mar 27, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, men-authors, 2011
Read from February 15 to March 26, 2011

This is a great introduction to the work of Wendell Berry, the grand-daddy of the critique of industrial agriculture. He was urging people to eat more locally produced food long before the locavore movement was cool. He emphasizes that eating IS an agricultural act, and calls for people in urban areas to learn more about where there food is coming from - who farms it, how the land and the animals are treated, and so on. I dont' agree with everything he says, but I like the bulk of it, and am glad I finally got around to reading some of Mr. Berry's writing.

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message 1: by Susan (new) - added it

Susan Wendell Berry is going to be an Benaroya Hall in may. My friend Racheal absolutely loves him.

Emily So cool! I'm gonna look into that - I'll be in the area that month.

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