By joining the Port William Circle with a donation of $1,000 or higher, you’ll provide sustaining support for The Berry Center programs that advocate for farmers, land-conserving communities, and healthy regional economies.
Port William, Kentucky, is a fictional rural town found in Wendell Berry’s novels, short stories, and poems. it’s a special place that reflects true community and connection. You can become part of this community by supporting our programs:
Archive of The Berry Center
Collects and preserves distinct publications and complementary materials of the Berry family and influential colleagues that offer compelling insights into good farming, land use, and rural culture. The Archive is an important research center for historians, educators, students, and agrarian leaders.
Agrarian Culture Center And Bookstore
Becoming a destination for visitors near and far, we host literary and cultural events. our Bookstore carries all of Wendell Berry’s publications, including rare and out-of-print editions. The Center also directs the Agrarian literary league, which brings humanities programming to rural communities.
Home Place Meats
Establishing a cooperative for local livestock farmers to sell to local markets. We’re building a local food and farm model that can be replicated across the nation.
The Wendell Berry Farming Program
Provides undergraduate education in agrarian thought and practice that is holistic and sustainable. our accredited courses integrate farming practices with culture, community, and conservation.