Tomorrow we will take a short (about two hour) field trip to visit a local organic farm.
So many people come to America and all they see is the cities. We want more than that for you, and you will learn how this farm tries to farm in a sustainable manner, using ethical practices for both the land and animals.
The manager of the farm has sent this essay which he would like us to read before we visit. He thinks it will help us to get much more out of the visit. If you have time tonight, please do your best to understand it.
The link is below.
Berry is a poet and farmer living in Kentucky, the state just south of Ohio across the Ohio River. He is probably the most important living American writer.
I love his poems and here is one you might like, called The Peace of Wild Things.
Here is a picture of Mr. Berry. His love and care for nature are very moving to me. Hope you will take time to read and ponder his essay. His writings have truly changed my life, and my perspective.