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.