Southern Agrarianism and the culture of the Old South

A Man to Till the Ground, from Faith and Heritage

Plow Days at Dudley Farm, Alachua County, Florida

The Faith and Heritage blog recently had an interesting post, written by Colby Malsbury, titled A Man to Till the Ground: The Christian and Agriculture. The conclusion to that post had a paragraph that contains the essence of the Southern Agrarian movement:

The ‘urban peasant’ who yearns to start a little herb garden is not merely looking for a secure food supply. He is also searching for a sense of purpose and mission that cannot be obtained in a cubicle. Even if he does not realize it consciously, he yearns to return to God’s ways.

I hope to write more about the philosophy of Southern Agrarianism in the future, but this is a good taste of it.

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