Publications / Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture

People, Land, and Community

Farmer, poet, and essayist Wendell Berry speaks about what links us to a home place and how that connection results in a “husbandry” that benefits people, land, and community.

The first Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures were delivered in 1981 by Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, and Hazel Henderson.  They emphasized the importance of vibrant regional economies at a time when the focus of the nation was on an expanding global economy.


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Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry—farmer, essayist, novelist, poet, activist, teacher—lives with his wife Tanya on the banks of the Kentucky River. There he has farmed a Kentucky hillside for over half a century in his native Henry County, where his family has lived for eight generations. As a small-scale farmer who has used mules instead of machinery for … Continued

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