Poet

Preacher

Songwriter

24-Carrot Earth Defender

Our Net Zero Life

Follow my wife Debbie and I as we break ground
on a net zero home and help frame up a net zero
community, in the heart of McMinnville, Oregon.

My Music

My 3 albums share messages of
economic and climate justice, regenerative
eating and counter-cultural living,  civil resistance
and progressive faith.

That's My Farmer

Connecting farms and faith communities since 2000

Regenerating soil, feeding the hungry, paying those who do the work!

John Pitney

Poet

Preacher

Songwriter

24-Carrot Earth Defender

Our Net Zero Life

Follow my wife Debbie and I as we break ground
on a net zero home and help frame up a net zero
community, in the heart of McMinnville, Oregon.

My Music

My 3 albums share messages of
economic and climate justice, regenerative
eating and counter-cultural living,  civil resistance
and progressive faith.

That's My Farmer

Connecting farms and faith communities since 2000

Regenerating soil, feeding the hungry, paying those who do the work!

Latest Aventures in Net-Zero Living

Range Anxiety: We’ve Got An App for That!

(This is the third post in a series on our Electric Vehicle. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) Whoever coined the term Range Anxiety, got it right. The angst we anticipate is a cartoonist’s dream, made of EV driver nightmares. Along with the sticker price it’s the...

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You’ll Get A Charge Out of This

(This is the second post in a series on our Electric Vehicle. Read Part 1 here.) We bought the Chevy Bolt EV in April. We tested it several times 165 miles up the mountain to Bend, visiting our son Joel and his wife Laura. But our journey 400 miles across the state of...

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What Ark Will You Build? Ours Is An Electric Vehicle

Portland (Oregon) writer David Oates thinks Noah had the right idea when he built the Ark.  He knew whatever survived the Great Flood would repopulate the world…two by two.  Now, millennia later, the world is going through a biological bottleneck, a pinch point as...

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About Me

I used to think websites were stupid.  Now I am one.  So be it.  But my messages have never been about me.   I speak on behalf of a ravaged planet, withered soil, too warm air, dead oceans, junky food and junkier conscience. I stand with powerless and delinquent humanity, dominating systems and the alternatives known variously as redistribution of wealth, sacred economy, wise community, love, shalom and the sense we were born with.

This site is dedicated to those bright souls and citizenry, who regenerate soil and market daily bread, notice the melting ice caps and sound the call, who get up every morning determined to live differently, who vote and legislate even as they consider the facts, who sing, preach, dream and organize.

Most finally, this site is dedicated to the More, the Great Mysterious, the Spirit who some call God or Wonder or Allah, Elohim or Awe.  This site is here to honor the unnameable whether we find it in the steam rising from good compost, the sweat dripping from the face of a weary organizer, in the Northern Lights, the song of the meadowlark; in Torah, Quran, Inuit Story, Sanskrit or Gospel. Or in some obscure songwriter’s lyrics!

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My Albums

Keeping the Garden

My latest album explores an ethic of food, faith, and sustainability, and strategies for serving and keeping the garden of earth.

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A Home Like This

A collection of songs and stories honoring people of the land and the economic and environmental justice that will bring us back home.

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Walk Lightly On the Earth

This album challenges our consumptive lives and institutions with a vision of a more regenerative future on our planet.

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Contact Me

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email:

pitneycompost@gmail.com

phone:

541.337.8459

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