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.

Follow the Journey

My Music

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

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That's My Farmer

Connecting farms and faith communities since 2000

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

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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.

Follow the Journey

My Music

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

Listen Now

That's My Farmer

Connecting farms and faith communities since 2000

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

Learn More

Latest Aventures in Net-Zero Living

Father of the Groom (and Brides)

This is the year of weddings for our family. Nephew Tim and Amanda got it started May 20 in Boise followed by all four of ours, Joel & Laura, and Erin & Amy (forthcoming in September)…the ones who joined our clan by birth, the ones they choose to love and the...

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New Song: We Resist, We Build, We Rise

On April 29, with 200,000 others, I marched in the 2nd People’s Climate March in Washington DC to mark President Trump’s 100th day. It was something I couldn’t not do. We have a national environmental justice network emerging within the United Methodist denomination...

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Forever Home, Part 2: Pulling Nails

I love this picture of Jessi and I holding the bags of nails we pulled from the boards of the house we deconstructed here. I always hated pulling nails. It was the bane of my young existence growing up on the farm. Our dad was the king of pullers, a hard enough act to...

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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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