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WB at The Land Institute’s annual Prairie Festival

A highlight of Saturday’s events was when Wendell Berry, a well known author and poet spoke about American agriculture from a historian’s perspective. One theme of his elegantly simple message was that “the original settlers came because they were unsettled.” He went on to explain that conserving the integrity of the soil and the ecosystem really wasn’t a priority at that time. The continuation of this farming philosophy has disconnected us from the land, damaging it and us.

via www.examiner.com

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