There’s been a town-and-country gap in the industrial world for a century or more. But today, with most people living in big cities, the media gives precious little thought to people who live on farms or in small towns and villages.
But you can’t build resilience for a modern nation in Los Angeles or in London’s Camden borough alone. The genius of the Transition movement in particular has been to empower people in places that the media has never heard of, from Sandpoint, Idaho to Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire.
Transition Voice comes to you from the small town of Staunton, Virginia, in the rural Shenandoah Valley, famed in song and story. We think that helps us see that country people aren’t just ignorant hayseeds out of Hee Haw who need to be civilized by urban experts. So we help our readers see how rural wisdom, often rooted in a pre-industrial past, offers valuable wisdom for building a resilient future no matter where you live.
That’s why we bring you regular coverage of perhaps the world’s leading advocate for agrarian values, poet and farmer Wendell Berry. Today’s review of Berry’s new book on the economy, “As farms go, so go the cities,” is just our latest look at Berry’s disturbingly original thought.
For bringing you wisdom from the boonies.
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