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...

Wendell Berry on Censorship

The President of the University of Kentucky, Eli Capilouto, asked for input about whether or not to remove the Memorial Hall fresco depicting antebellum Lexington, Kentucky. The fresco is the work of Anne Rice O’Hanlon who graduated with a degree in art from the...

Succinct And Tangible Connections

The Berry Farming Program at St. Catharine College is working hard to “[d]raw succinct and tangible connections between education and communities and the land.”[1] Recent publications illustrate this effort. On February 7, 2016, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly featured...

Good Work For The New Year

I will remember 2015 as the year that our efforts at The Berry Center to rebuild an economy that will support a diversified land conserving agriculture took a manageable shape. We have worked hard for the last four years laying a framework. There was plenty I didn’t...