Friday, July 3, 2009

New Culture Links on Localism/Agrarianism

As one who considers himself aspiring to covenantal "urban" agrarianism, I have added some new links, three blogs and website. I have added three new links for blogs that promote agrarianism/localism. The first is Crunchy Con by Rod Dreher who "is an editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News, and author of "Crunchy Cons" (Crown Forum), a nonfiction book about conservatives, most of them religious, whose faith and political convictions sometimes put them at odds with mainstream conservatives." His blog is more academic (like Front Porch Republic) in dealing with issues such as politics and life and is very helpful.

Next, I've added a personal blog from a Reformed family in Florida that is living the agrarian lifestyle. The Suburban Agrarian blog provides some great resources for all things agrarian, as well as, the Reformed faith.

Lastly, I have created a new category in the right hand pane for "Culture." First in the list that I have provided is a link to a website that promotes all things Wendell Berry called Mr. Wendell Berry of Kentucky. Technically this is a blog as well, but it provides a storehouse of information from online writings about Berry to a wealth of primary sources written by Berry (including much prose and poetry). Second is The Deliberate Agrarian. This blog has been around for about four years. This blog, too, provides a lot of helpful resources, but also has a lot of how-to material. Although this site is also technically a blog, the author, Herrick Kimball, recently stopped daily blogging and has transitioned to providing once a month letters. If you like his writing, he has also published a book Writings of a Deliberate Agrarian that you might like to check out.


  1. Thanks for the generous plug for Mr Wendell Berry of Kentucky, David!

  2. Herrick Kimball is one of my favorite bloggers. Looking forward to meeting you this coming Lord's Day!


  3. Hey Andi, are you a member of Trinity? I look forward to meeting you as well. I've never been to Huntington before so it should be a lot of fun!



  4. I am (since 11/08). Hope y'all have a safe trip!