The unavoidable challenge of the 21st Century is to respond creatively and wholeheartedly to the urgent call of the land. Our survival depends upon our response. With community and creativity we can bring about environmental repair, economic security, and social renewal. This is the call of the land.
The Call of the Land is also the title of one of my books, a response to that call. The book also sets out a forthright description of essential survival-level relationships with the web of life that demand our attention, our intelligence, and our will.
The book describes a wide range of models – creative 21st Century agrarian responses – to the urgent call of our land. The full title of the book tells the story – The Call of the Land: An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century – 2nd edition.
The book is concise in the realm of theory theory, and long on actual, practical working examples to show a broad range of possible creative, positive responses. The Call of the Land is loaded with model after model of ways for families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and churches to meet the challenge of caring for the land and providing an ample supply of clean food.
My blog for Deep Agroecology & The Call of the Land expresses the urgent call as I and a host of other listeners hear it. In particular it explores positive creative responses to the call of the land, that we might have an abundance of clean food and heal the profoundly distressed environment in which we and our children dwell.
As 2020 unfolds, I’m pleased to steadily announce publication of my new book: Deep Agroecology: Farms, Food, and Our Future. Click on the covers below to learn more, or to purchase a copy.
Agrarian Archive: A Sampling of Articles and Essays
Community Farms in the 21st Century
(2-part series on the history & development of CSA in the USA)
Dig Deeper ~ CSA Farms and Aggregators Thresh Things Out
(Rodale’s New Farm Magazine, Summer, 2015)
++ About 200 substantive articles and growing on my blog Deep Agroecology ~ The Call of the Land.
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