Wendell Berry http://wfpl.org en Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae http://wfpl.org/post/harry-pickens-sets-wendell-berry-poems-song-louisvilles-voces-novae <p>Inside a rehearsal room at Highlands Presbyterian Church, Voces Novae conductor Frank Heller leads his singers through a song based on a Wendell Berry poem while composer Harry Pickens accompanies them on piano. Pickens has adapted ten Berry poems for choral performance for the ensemble’s season opener, “I Go Among Trees.”</p><p>“If you focus on the text, then the music will illumine the text. The music is never more important than the text,” Heller tells his singers.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7638 at http://wfpl.org Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae Wendell Berry Named Winner of Dayton Literary Peace Prize http://wfpl.org/post/wendell-berry-named-winner-dayton-literary-peace-prize <p>Kentucky author and farmer Wendell Berry is this year’s recipient of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, which is given out every year by the <a href="http://www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org/" target="_blank">Dayton Literary Peace Prize.</a></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:27:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 6437 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Named Winner of Dayton Literary Peace Prize Scholarships Available for 3 International Students to Study in Berry Farming Program in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/scholarships-available-3-international-students-study-berry-farming-program-kentucky <p>St. Catharine College in rural Washington County, Ky., is looking for three international students to join the school’s nascent<a href="http://www.sccky.edu/academics/arts-sciences/earth-studies/index.php" target="_blank"> Berry Farming Program</a> on scholarships.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:10:59 +0000 Erica Peterson 6418 at http://wfpl.org Scholarships Available for 3 International Students to Study in Berry Farming Program in Kentucky Five Takeaways From a Conversation Between Michael Pollan and Wendell Berry http://wfpl.org/post/five-takeaways-conversation-between-michael-pollan-and-wendell-berry <p>Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry interviewed food journalist Michael Pollan last night in Louisville. (<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/listen-michael-pollan-visits-wfpl-talk-food-and-cooking" target="_blank">Pollan stopped by the WFPL studios earlier in the day for an interview as well)</a>. Over the course of the evening, they discussed Pollan's new book "Cooked" and the bigger issues it raises. Here are five takeaways from the interview:</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 20:35:34 +0000 Erica Peterson 5238 at http://wfpl.org Five Takeaways From a Conversation Between Michael Pollan and Wendell Berry Wendell Berry Conference Will Explore Challenges, Potential in Rural America http://wfpl.org/post/wendell-berry-conference-will-explore-challenges-potential-rural-america <p>Writers, environmentalists and farmers will gather in Louisville next weekend for the first-ever conference organized by the <a href="http://www.berrycenter.org/" target="_blank">Berry Center</a>, which address land use, agriculture and food.<object height="18" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85384560&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=tiny"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><embed allowscriptaccess="always" src="https://playe Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 4731 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Conference Will Explore Challenges, Potential in Rural America Local Food Proponents Discuss the Movement's Challenges, Opportunities http://wfpl.org/post/local-food-proponents-discuss-movements-challenges-opportunities <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.45407768962590855" style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Food advocates say Louisville and Kentucky are in prime positions to develop the local food economy and emerge as a leader in the movement.</span><br> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:27:07 +0000 Laura Valentine 4053 at http://wfpl.org Local Food Proponents Discuss the Movement's Challenges, Opportunities EPA Official, Environmental Activists Reflect on 40 Years of the Clean Water Act http://wfpl.org/post/epa-official-environmental-activists-reflect-40-years-clean-water-act <p>One of the country's most effective environmental laws-- <a href="http://www.epa.gov/regulations/laws/cwa.html" target="_blank">the Clean Water Act</a>--turns 40 today.</p><p>The act has been setting water quality standards and regulating pollution for the nation's streams, lakes and wetlands since being signed by a bipartisan Congress in 1972.</p><p>“Before 1972, this nation approached water quality as ‘the dilution is the solution to pollution,” said Hank Graddy of Kentucky Watershed Watch, in a breakout session at the Healthy Farms, Local Foods Conference last weekend.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Colleen Stewart 2056 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Advocates for 50-Year Farm Bill at Local Conference http://wfpl.org/post/wendell-berry-advocates-50-year-farm-bill-local-conference <p>Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry advocated for a 50-Year farm bill at the 13<sup>th</sup> annual<a href="http://www.healthyfoodslocalfarmsconference.org/" target="_blank"> Healthy Food, Local Farms Conference</a> this past weekend.</p><p>Farm bills are usually passed by Congress every five years. But Berry says a longer-term 50-year farm bill would be more beneficial to the environment.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:48:46 +0000 Colleen Stewart 2024 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Advocates for 50-Year Farm Bill at Local Conference 13th Annual Food and Farm Conference to Focus on Importance of Water http://wfpl.org/post/13th-annual-food-and-farm-conference-focus-importance-water <p>A day-long conversation about local food and farming is scheduled for next weekend. The 13<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="http://www.healthyfoodslocalfarmsconference.org" target="_blank">Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference</a> will focus on the theme “No Water, No Food.”</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Colleen Stewart 1897 at http://wfpl.org NYT's Mark Bittman on Wendell Berry, Land and Food http://wfpl.org/post/nyts-mark-bittman-wendell-berry-land-and-food <p>New York Times columnist Mark Bittman came to Kentucky last month for what he describes as a sort of reporting trip/pilgrimage to poet-farmer Wendell Berry&#39;s Port Royal home. Berry has been in the national news this week after delivering the 41st Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities Monday in Washington, D.C.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:37:09 +0000 Erica Peterson 53 at http://wfpl.org