Industrial agriculture characteristically proceeds by single solutions to single problems: If you want the most money from your land this year, grow the crops for which the market price is highest.
If conservationists will attempt to resume responsibility for their need to eat, they will be led back fairly directly to all their previous concerns for the welfare of nature.
I absolutely don’t believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
To hear of a thousand deaths in war is terrible, and we ‘know’ that it is. But as it registers on our hearts, it is not more terrible than one death fully imagined.
If I was freer than I had ever been in my life, I was not yet entirely free, for I still hung on to an idea that had been set deep in me by all my schooling so far: I was a bright boy and I ought to make something out of myself… something else that would be a cut or two above my humble origins.
All right, every day ain’t going to be the best day of your life, don’t worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days.
Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The only time I’ve been arrested was in opposing the Marble Hill nuclear power plant in Indiana. That was in 1979.