[Homestead] Quote from Wendell Berry
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 21 21:10:13 EDT 2008
I have real respect for Wendell Berry. He could have done nothing but get paid for giving sppeches for the past 25 years and be retired now in St. Pete . He must be pretty old, now. I wonder if he is still in Kentucky. The last time I heard he was.....bobford
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From: Don Bowen <don.bowen at earthlink.net>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 5:58:44 PM
Subject: [Homestead] Quote from Wendell Berry
Quote from Wendell Berry's presentation at close of Slow Food Nation in San
"For too long, humans have been spared, mainly by the cheapness of the
fossil fuels, from the universal necessity of local adaptation.
"It is ultimately an inescapable biological imperative that human land use
economies should correspond as closely as possible to the ecological mosaic.
To this, we no longer have even the illusion of a second choice.
"The increasing cost of energy and the vulnerability of long distance
transportation in an age of violence show the importance of local food and
forest communities and the reasonable extent of local economic
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