Wendell Berry


Wendell Berry (b. 1934).

A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1972, c1970.

Wendell Berry, a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, essays, and other non-fiction, has been a proponent of sustainable agriculture since the late 1960s, when he began farming in his native Kentucky. He is considered the "father of the farmers' market," and has stimulated discussion on food production and consumption in America.

In A Continuous Harmony Berry wrote: "But the environmental crisis rises closer to home. Every time we draw a breath, every time we drink a glass of water, every time we eat a bite of food we are suffering from it...Nearly every one of us, nearly every day of his life, is contributing directly to the ruin of this planet."