My guest this episode is Grace Olmstead. Grace has done excellent work for several years on issues of localism, just the sort of thing we like to talk about on Cultural Debris. Like your humble host, she is a devotee of Wendell Berry’s works, and her new book Uprooted is a chronicle of approaching her own native place and her own life with the principles of localism, sustainability, and the obligations of membership.
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Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We’ve Left Behind
‘Wendell Berry’s Right Kind of Farming,’ by Grace Olmstead (NYT)
Hill Women, by Cassie Chambers
Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer