That way, the land will thrive.

Yes, I’m still clinging to the idea of an agricultural economy of diversified small farms that produce for local markets and local consumers. I want people to continue to eat. I want them to have, as dependably as possible, a local supply of good food. I want their food budget to support a thriving population of local farmers. That way, the land will thrive.

Wendell Berry

adapted from “The Problem of Tobacco”
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