The Louisville-based Presbyterian Church U.S.A. is ramping up its efforts to help farmers in Haiti following the January earthquake. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The church has had development projects with Haitian partner groups for decades, including those involving agriculture. Now, it’s providing half a million dollars for a giving seeds and tools to farmers working… Continue reading Presbyterians Launch Project to Aid Haiti's Farmers
Saturday, March 13, 2010 8pm Producer: Al Letson Listen Again Al Letson travels to the surprisingly metropolitan and remarkably progressive city of Des Moines, Iowa. He hears an immigrant Iraqi family’s take on the American dream, how traditional farming techniques have once again become relevant to 21st century business and he gets a Middle-American take… Continue reading State of the Re:Union – Heart of the Heartland
Some Kentucky soldiers in Afghanistan are working with farmers there on ways to improve their agricultural and business techniques. An Agribusiness Development Team from the Kentucky National Guard has been operating there since August. The team’s commander, Col. Mike Farley, says a big part of the mission is to help update methods for Afghan farmers.… Continue reading Kentucky Soldiers Teach Afghan Farmers Modern Techniques
LISTEN TO THE STORY Wendell Berry, the Kentucky-based agrarian philosopher, has been described as our era’s heir to Emerson and Thoreau — a writer concerned with the importance of community, and with the lessons we can learn from the natural world. Now, the Actors Theatre of Louisville is putting his ideas on stage. There were… Continue reading 'Wild Blessings': Wendell Berry's Passions Reframed
The rising cost of food and a growing interest in local food are driving more city dwellers to grow their own. But as WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, urban agriculture is slow to blossom in Louisville.