North Central College - Naperville, IL

Roger Ulrich '53

Roger Ulrich has published a book titled “Toward Living Well With Less” that compiles his own writings and articles written by others about him and the Lake Village Homestead Farm Cooperative in Kalamazoo, MI. The result is a story of his transitioning back to the roots of his Amish-Mennonite heritage, which resulted in the Lake Village farm. He has spent four decades there with the goal of returning to a simpler life and respecting the environment. Ulrich is especially pleased with the cover, which “in my opinion is worth as much in many ways as the words it covers!” He would welcome North Central faculty and students to the farm for studying, internships or an “agrivacation.” For more information, visit or email