Front Porchers Jeff Bilbro and Jack Baker—the two JBs of Spring Arbor University—have just brought out Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place, a long-awaited book that got an early airing at the FPR conference in Louisville a couple of years ago.

The SAU Dynamic Duo even managed to get Berry himself to write the foreword. These guys are Superstars.

The University Press of Kentucky’s Culture of the Land series, edited by Norman Wirzba, hits another one out of the park. Chase it down, but avoid the pernicious discounts at Amazon dot hell.

 

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Jason Peters
Jason Peters tends a small acreage in Ingham County, Michigan, where he lives with his longsuffering wife, their children, a dog, several laying hens, and a few parsimonious honey bees. A founding member of FPR, Peters is the editor of both Local Culture: A Journal of the Front Porch Republic and Front Porch Republic Books. He is also Professor of English at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. His books include The Culinary Plagiarist: (Mis)Adventures of a Lusty, Thieving, God-Fearing Gourmand (FPR Books 2020), Wendell Berry: Life and Work (University Press of Kentucky 2007), Land! The Case for an Agrarian Economy, by John Crowe Ransom (University Press of Notre Dame, 2017), and Localism in the Mass Age: A Front Porch Republic Manifesto (co-edited with Mark T. Mitchell for FPR Books, 2018). He has tried to break life-long debilitating addictions to basketball, golf, fly-fishing, and puttering & tinkering but has been woefully unsuccessful.