Oct 5, 2013
Environmental activist Bill McKibben sat down with Moyers & Company to talk about the lasting contributions of Wendell Berry to the environmental, sustainable agriculture and slow food movements.
“He understood what was happening on this planet a long time before everybody else,” McKibben said. It was Berry’s foresight and activism that led local farmers to bring their produce directly to consumers in communities across the country.
McKibben calls Berry the patron saint of farmers markets adding “almost by force of will and [the] beauty of his words he gave birth to a counterculture trend that … bears great promise.”
Love Your Farmers Market? Bill McKibben Says Thank Wendell Berry | BillMoyers.com