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ADVOCATING FOR FARMERS, LAND-CONSERVING COMMUNITIES, AND HEALTHY REGIONAL ECONOMIES

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“It all turns on affection,” invoked Wendell Berry in his 2012 Jefferson Lecture. The Berry Center is building equitable and ecological farming futures based on affection—for creatures, for people, place, and for the planet.

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The Berry Center Newsletter Fall/Winter 2019

Friends, please enjoy our latest newsletter, wherein you will find insights into our work, program updates, photos of all our initiatives, information on events and visits, and much more. Happy Holidays from our family to yours, and we hope you will continue to help support the hopeful and vital...

A Lesson in Local Forest Economy

This piece appeared in the 2019 edition of The Berry Center Journal. If you are interested in receiving our future publications directly to your inbox, click here to sign up for our mailing list. To read the most recent issue of the journal without signing up, click here instead. The Wendell...

Think Little By Wendell Berry

From A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural reprinted in the Whole Earth Catalog 1969 First there was Civil Rights, and then there was the War, and now it is the Environment. The first two of this sequence of causes have already risen to the top of the nation’s consciousness and...

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The Initiatives of the Berry Center

Our Home Place Meat

Establishing a cooperative for Henry County, KY farmers to sell to local markets and addressing the fundamental challenges of creating local food economies.

THE ARCHIVE

Collecting and preserving works that offer compelling insights into good farming and land use and the rich culture of rural communities over the last century.

THE WENDELL BERRY FARMING PROGRAM OF STERLING COLLEGE

Providing future farmers with an education in agrarian thought and practice, serving students from generational farm families, rural communities, and urban agrarians around the nation.

THE AGRARIAN CULTURE CENTER AND BOOKSTORE AT THE BERRY CENTER

Welcoming visitors from near and far, bringing humanities programming to rural communities, fostering local history through storytelling, and conserving the unique culture of rural places.

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Years Of History

Preserved in The Archive Of The Berry Center, informing agrarian thought and practice, helping to chart a way forward for sustainable farming and rural prosperity.

Young Farmers

Working towards a full-time, tuition-free sustainable farming degree right here in Henry County, Kentucky, in our Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College

Agrarian Books

Distributed by the Agrarian Literary League, a nationally recognized adult rural reading program from the Agrarian Culture Center and Bookstore at The Berry Center

Acres conserved

By Our Home Place Meat farmers, raising and processing the best livestock locally and humanely in a program based on the Burley tobacco cooperative model.

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