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Making it Home in the Kickapoo Valley: A Cultural Tour for K-12 Teachers August 2-6, 2010
Making It Home in the Kickapoo Valley is based on the idea that resources and content for teaching exist all around us - in the local environment and landscapes, in family stories, in local artistic expressions, in community history and contemporary social issues.

Teachers are invited to join scholars, cultural and natural resource specialists, guest presenters and other K-12 teachers from throughout the state on this beautiful and culturally rich tour in the Kickapoo Valley. This multi-disciplinary tour explores land, water and human issues in the heart of the rural driftless region.

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"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only hope." - Wendell Berry
The author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Wendell Berry is a farmer who has never been afraid to write from his heart to express his deep connection to the land, the value of community, and the importance of living sustainably.

Wendell Berry gave the closing reading at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival at a free event in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday, October 11. The event was co-sponsored by the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

He read a short story called "Making it Home" from his collection Fidelity: Five Stories (1993). To watch the full talk, click here.

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Patient fans waited for hours to get to see Wendell Berry read, the closing event of the Wisconsin Book Festival.
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