Tend to you own patch

January 2013
Wendell Berry’s Philosophy Of Education: Lessons From Port William
Jane Margaret Schreck

Simply stated, I believe Berry wants every place on earth loved and cared for and every person on earth able and pleased to love and care for a place and all the creatures in it, human and not human. He believes this is not only the best path to individual satisfaction, but also the only path to peace. I believe this is a powerful and important message for educators. In a world exhausted by overreach and threatened by overshoot, Berry’s thinking is necessary, but radically countercultural.


Our real work – Wendell Berry
It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.

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