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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 Bookstore At The Berry Center Catalog 2020

Friends, we would like to share with you the 2020 catalog presented by our colleagues at The Bookstore At The Berry Center. Within you will find a carefully curated selection of wonderful books for all ages and interests.
You can give wonderful gifts and support the good and vital work of The Berry Center at the same time this holiday season by going to www.berrycenterbookstore.com

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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 work we do here at the Center. Click Here To Read The Berry Center Newsletter Fall/Winter 2019

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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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