In my efforts to not only read more this year but also continue to educate myself about topics that I believe are vital to our well being and that of our children and our children’s children, I have taken on a 3rd reading challenge for 2011. It is hosted by Carrie at Books And Movies and I’ll be committing to adding at least 2 of his books to this year’s reading list.
For those of you unfamiliar with Wendell Berry, per Wikipedia he feels that:
“…the good life includes sustainable agriculture, appropriate technologies, healthy rural communities, connection to place, the pleasures of good food, husbandry, good work, local economics, the miracle of life, fidelity, frugality, reverence, and the interconnectedness of life. The threats Berry finds to this good life include: industrial farming and the industrialization of life, ignorance, hubris, greed, violence against others and against the natural world, the eroding topsoil in the United States, global economics, and environmental destruction.”
I could not agree with him more and can’t wait to explore his thoughts and feelings with the hope that they’ll help me become not only a better person but a better steward to our Mother Earth.
Do these topics concern you as well? What resources do you use to educate yourselves (and others)??