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Beer Trees

By | May 5, 2017
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    MoroccanInTheFreeWorld 1 year ago Reply

    I would love to see more stories like this, maybe even an entire podcast devoted to the idea floated by Mr. Sahler that, “”We should know our food systems and where things come from and what goes into our beers and what goes into our food and all of this stuff.” Broadly speaking, in the same way that certain subdivisions of culture have become shorthand for understanding the zeitgeist of particular eras — think music in the 60s. or entrepreneurism in the 80s — I believe that culinary culture will in retrospect provide similar insight into the spirit of the age in early 21st America. The great conservationist Aldo Leopold once said, “There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.’ Among young Americans of the currently ascendant generation there is a growing awareness of this danger, though perhaps it would be better to say that a hunger is growing — a hunger to know the land intimately, and to reconnect with the knowledge that allows us to sustain (and if we’re being honest, occasionally intoxicate) ourselves. Thanks for a great story that explores the noble pursuit of this reconnection in such a relatable way.
    A fan of public radio

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