Living out in the country, people may feel isolated due to the lack of modern conveniences located nearby. However it is because of these lack of Walmarts, and grocery stores, residents are forced to grow their own food, raise their own chickens, and milk their own cows. Out of all the rural communities however, I think it will behoove us to take a close look at the Amish. The Amish have thrived in close knit rural communities for decades and they actually survive without cars, without electricity, and without the local grocery store. Could they be the most sustainable people in America? What sustainable practices can we learn from them? I think this group of people are often overlooked by the sustainable community for whatever reason, but their practices are smart, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.
The Amish: Poster Children of Sustainability?