Back to the Farm

August 1, 2010
(was 10.04.2009)

Bright young men and women used to graduate and head for Wall Street or a top corporate law firm. Today, more and more of them are heading back to the land. After all, which would you rather do wear a suit and slave in a cubicle or spend your days on your own land, growing food for yourselves and your neighbors. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, America's small farm renaissance. The lure of the pastoral life and the vision of a new agrarian culture.

  1. Michael Pollan on Healthy Eating

    Writer Michael Pollan tells Steve Paulson that a lot of what's on supermarket shelves isn't food and that Americans have many options if they want to improve the quality of their diet.

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  2. Brad Kessler on "Goat Song"

    Brad Kessler was a writer in New York City. He's still a writer, but now he lives on 75 acres in Vermont with a small herd of goats.

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  3. Lynda Barry on Rural Living

    Writer and cartoonist Lynda Barry is an outspoken left-wing intellectual with an urban sensibility who now lives off the grid in rural Wisconsin.

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  4. Michael Perry on Boutique Farming

    Writer Michael Perry talks with Anne Strainchamps about his life combining writing with the new "back to the land" movement...

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