Acorns: A Harvest Discipline

Acorns scattered across grass in a forest.

by Ragan Sutterfield [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Last night I took a walk and for most of the time my footsteps were accompanied by the sound of … [Read more...]

A Rooted People: Church, Place, and Agriculture in an Urban World

by Chris Smith [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Many of humanity’s problems stem from our tendency to live in such a way that we imagine … [Read more...]

Stuck in the Oil Spill: Lamenting Our Way of Life

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Ragan Sutterfield When I was young, around 10 or 12, there was a small forest behind my house with a creek running … [Read more...]

Book | Farming as a Spiritual Discipline by Ragan Sutterfield

Reviewed by Christiana Peterson Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   Last week, I was listening to a scientist on public radio describe the mating calls of the amphibians she was studying. She said, only half-jokingly, that these frogs had been … [Read more...]

Ragan Sutterfield on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Ragan Sutterfiel, a writer and farmer who has contributed to Flourish magazine in the past. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published thirty years ago, and we … [Read more...]