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“As a farmer poet, Eric is walking in the footsteps of our dear, beloved Wendell Berry. I am sure you will be as inspired as I have been in reading the poetry of the land from the next generation.”

Dr. Vandana Shiva, excerpt from the Foreword

“Eric Herm is a seeker in the classic mold, hard on the trail of ways to change the world.”

Chris Walters, ACRES USA

Surviving Ourselves:
The Evolution of Community, Education, and Agriculture in the 21st Century

by Eric Herm

ISBN: 978-0-9831315-1-9

Surviving Ourselves is about the vital relationship between Mother Nature and the Human Spirit. Herm reveals their parallel behavior – how one affects the other in the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our daily lives. In much of our human activity, including our intensive agricultural systems and many ill-conceived business and political policies, this relationship has become fragmented, affecting the attitudes and expectations of all involved. Through his own personal experiences and poetry, as well as the inspiring stories of others, this fourth-generation farmer relays a message of revolution and evolution that starts within ourselves. The resulting transition will help humanity adopt a more sustainable paradigm of existence by embracing Nature rather than inhibiting the natural flow of life on this planet.

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About the author

Eric Herm

A farmer, naturalist, and activist, Eric Herm was raised on a cotton farm near Ackerly, Texas. He left the farm to pursue other interests, traveling extensively in America, Mexico, Europe, and Northern Africa. The lifestyles and cultures he experienced and the people he met helped open his mind to the endless means by which to live a richer, more fulfilling life. Herm later returned to the land that has been in his family for nearly a century and rededicated his life to farming. His first book, Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, was published in 2010.

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