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We believe that the farm should be building ‘forgiveness’ into the ecosystem. What does that mean? That a more forgiving ecosystem is one that can better handle drought, flood, disease, pestilence.   Joel Salatin

Joel F. Salatin (born February 24, 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include Folks, This Ain’t Normal; You Can Farm; and Salad Bar Beef.  Salatin raises livestock on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley.  Meat from the farm is sold by direct marketing to consumers and restaurants.

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First heard about this guy on The Survival Podcast with Jack Spriko. You want to save the world, plant some trees and grow stuff. 


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He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge  over which he himself must pass.   George Herbert

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert’s poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as “a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skillful and important British devotional lyricist.”



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One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy- whether he knows it or not. O. A. Battista (June 20, 1917 – October 3, 1995), also frequently referred to as O.A. Battista, was a Canadian-American chemist and author. A devout Catholic, he was notable in his writing for not shying away from advertising his religious beliefs as well as his scientific ones.

A nice page with more of his quotes is here.

There might be more pictures of him on the web, but my Spanish is not that good and the sites that came up might have been him but much older, so unfortunately you will have to make do with one photograph of O.A. Battlisa.