I often hear from people who admire the agrarian good life I have written about in my book and on this blog. And they tell me how they want to live an agrarian lifestyle too. This is a good thing. As I say in the Afterword of my book:
“Christian agrarianism is a great and noble and ancient adventure. Seek this good life with prayer, hunility, wisdom, gusto, vigor, and resolve—and don’t look back.”
If you happen to be one of those who see the beauty and wisdom of agrarianism, and you look upon the agrarian life with a longing heart, yet this good life seems so far away and unattainable, I’d like to offer these additional words of wisdom:
“Embrace agrarianism right now by doing what you can, where you are, with what you have.”
Start by reading and informing yourself. Start by visiting and supporting small-scale sustainable farms around you. Start by using basic, wholesome foods to cook and prepare meals for your family. Start by growing something even if it’s one tomato plant in a plastic pail. Just start right now by doing what you can, where you are, with what you have.
Although I preferr to live this good life in the rural countryside, and I aspire to husband more than the 1.5 acres I now have, agrarianism can aslo be lived out within an urban or suburban setting.
One encouraging example of urban agrarianism is the Dervaes family in Pasadena, California. You can learn more about this family’s urban homestead (on a 1/5 acre city lot) by going to their web site, Path to Freedom and reading their blog. You can get there from here.
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