Some Quotes

 

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“Food production entails at every stage judgments and practices that bear directly on the health of the earth and living creatures, on the emotional, economic, and physical well being of families and communities, and ultimately on their survival.  Therefore, sound agricultural practice depends upon knowledge that is at one and the same time chemical and biological, economic, cultural, philosophical, and religious.  Agriculture involves questions of value and therefore of moral choice, whether or not we care to admit it. “  Ellen Davis–Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School.

“If we understand that no artist—no maker—can work except by reworking the works of Creation, then we see that by our work we reveal what we think of the works of God.”—Wendell Berry

“Rather than seeing eating as the most intimate engagement with the life forms all around us, a sharing in the well-being and flow of all life, we have instead turned eating into the purchasing of commodities that we can manipulate….whether we are intentional about it or not, the act of eating, perhaps more honestly than our public piety, expresses our moral and religious sensibilities.” –Norman Wirzba

“I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening.  A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world.”—Wendell Berry

“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”—Gandhi

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