One of the overwhelming aspects of our question is its sheer size. How can men wrap their minds around planet-sized problems? Perhaps the most helpful approach to planetary care is not “big” or global, but rather small and local. One author who has written and spoken a great deal on planet stewardship is the farmer-philosopher from Kentucky, Wendell Berry. A farmer with quite a writing career, Berry has written poetry, fiction, and essays that expound on many of the issues covered in this course experience. In the following interview, he states his view that we cannot possibly take care of the whole planet. Instead, we must call each person to care for his own place on the earth. As you conclude this course experience and begin the conversation with others, consider these final thoughts.
- EST. TIME 2 hrs
- POINTS 1000
- The Prevailing Position – Man Must Save the Planet
- Must All Conservationists Be Hippies?
- Stewardship or Blight on God’s Creation?
- How Female Farmers Could Solve the Hunger Crisis
- What Is Environmental Health?
- For Once, Some Environmental Good News?
- Let The Environment Guide Our Development
- Conclusion: How Do We Solve Big Problems?
- Resources for Further Study
The Future of Life Edward O. Wilson The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry Wendell Berry and Norman Wirzba