You could write an entire theology just around the process of growing and harvesting wheat. It’s impossible to deep dive into a conversation around wheat, or any grain, without delving into ecology and sustainability, the food chain and how humans steward the land.
Despite all of my efforts to control what’s happening, the plants or the people are going to do what they do, in response to the sometimes natural and sometimes not so natural processes going on within and around them.
Paul Bogard is all of us.
There is an opportunity for food to create community that is honest and abundant: where the truth can be told, where history can be owned and amended in the present, and where revolution can be ignited around a pot of beans.
I believe that good farming, like good teaching, is long-term activism. Farming and teaching are both optimistic vocations: they assume not only that there can be a future for humans on this planet, but that there should be and that our work can make that future world better.