by Jonell Galloway
One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener’s own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.—Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry was born in Kentucky in 1934. He has always promoted a responsible kind of agriculture that is integrated into one’s everyday life. Because he promoted this vision of food and agriculture long before the Slow Food movement started, he is viewed by Slow Food as having laid the foundation for the American Slow Food movement and the move toward a more sustainable and ethical agriculture.
You can view his books and biography on the official Wendell Berry site.
Click here to listen to the 2-part series “Building a Slow Food Nation,” including an interview with Wendell Berry.