I'm interested in distributism, the way of life recommended by G.K. Chesterton and his associates. The philosophy of distributism is based on spreading the means of production as widely as possible among the populace. It follows Catholic social teaching as promulgated by Pope Leo XIII. When you consider the inhumane conditions in the workplace sparked by the Industrial Revolution, you can see the sense of distributism which keeps fathers at home working with their children. It was the way most people lived up until the 19th century. In many ways it was a much more humane way of living based on cooperation and simplicity rather than accumulation and greed.
I found this article by a teacher who went back to the land to become an organic farmer very interesting. It makes me want to learn more about distributism. From a practical point of view I'm beginning small with my little strawberry patch.
From Teacher to Farmer