The Berry Center

Advocating for farmers, land-conserving communities, and healthy regional economies

Challenging today’s ruinous industrial agriculture system, The Berry Center advances a holistic, “whole horse,” approach that takes nature as its measure, consults the genius of the place, and accepts no harm to the ecosphere. We are addressing what it will take to revive farm economies, good land use, and vitality for rural America. Read More…

A Different Kind of Sustainability

By Sarah Fritschner Ben Abell often goes against convention. Unlike many Kentucky farmers, he didn’t grow up on a farm, and has never grown tobacco. And though the average age of farmers is over 60, Ben is just 30, and has already been farming several years. In addition, he has decided to become a certified… View Article

The Berry Center Mission

Learn more about The Berry Center’s work to ask and answer two of the most essential questions of our time; “What will it take for farmers to be able to afford to farm well?” and “How do we become a culture that will support good land use?”

The Berry Farming Program

In partnership with Vermont’s Sterling College, we will begin to offer courses in Henry County, Kentucky, in fall 2018. The Berry Farming Program of Sterling College will offer upperdivision undergraduate work as well as educational training courses for members of our community. Read More

Become A Member

Show your support for Wendell Berry’s work by joining the Port William Membership. Your contribution helps The Berry Center put his writings to work.