Reimagining American Community

old-bookcase_161087-1280x800Posted on the Berry Institute website by Wendell Berry’s son Den, with the comment “Dad would want everyone to know who his teachers were.”

The Holy Earth by Liberty Hyde Bailey.

Farmers of Forty Centuries by F. H. King.

Becoming Native to This Place by Wes Jackson. Counterpoint Press, 1996.

An Agricultural Testament by Sir Albert Howard.

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.

Tree Crops : A Permanent Agriculture by J. Russell Smith; Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929. (link).

Home Place: Essays on Ecology by Stan Rowe; NeWest Press, 2002.

Earth Alive: Essays on Ecology by Stan Rowe; NeWest Press, 2006.

“Soil Erosion: A National Menace” by Hugh Hammond Bennett, USDA Bulletin Circular 33, Washington, D. C. : U. S, Government Printing Office, 1928.

From Eco-Cities to Living Machines: Principles of Ecological Design by John Todd and Nancy Todd; North Atlantic Books, 1994.


About the Author
A native Texan, Elias spent several good years studying classics and medieval Italian at UC Berkeley before wasting several more years in financial journalism around Chicago. He has written for Strong Towns, the American Scholar, the New Urbs blog, and the Gary Catholic Worker and is the co-author of a textbook on character education. He briefly published something called The Armchair Historian. None of his three teenage daughters display an interest in the Greek and Latin classics thus far. He and his family reside in leafy Valparaiso IN.