Zachary Michael Jack, $21.95, paper, 206p, Isbn 9781948509091
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The Essential Agrarian Commentaries of Zachary Michael Jack. Fresh and far-ranging, these timely commentaries illuminate an important paradox: how, as the population living on the land plummets, the popularity of agrarianism rises anew. From buying organic to shopping local; from homesteading to homeschooling to homegrowing and slow-fooding; from DIYing to grassroots social justice to sustainable living and populist resistance, we resurrect and reenact timeless rural values. Featuring more than forty plainspoken pieces, Country Views champions the grounded perspective at a time ripe for resowing our democracy, reminding that no matter where we hang our hats, when we cultivate conscience and community we are all agrarians engaged in yeoman’s work.
“Zachary Michael Jack’s writings illustrate that those whose roots are close to the soil, where plants and animals live or die, carry through life an uncommon
sensitivity.” — Dr. Duane C. Acker, former president of Kansas State University, former assistant secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture for Science and Education
Zachary Michael Jack is the author of many books on the environment, non-metro living, and the restorative power of place. A faculty member in the Leadership, Ethics, and Values program at North Central College, Jack serves on the board of directors of the Midwestern History Association.