ISSUES

Agriculture is eroding much more than soil. It is accelerating climate change and fouling waterways. It is the single human activity most responsible for dismantling the biodiversity that makes life as we know it possible. MORE

SOLUTIONS

Have you ever wondered why prairies thrive without any human intervention? No pesticides, no fertilizer, no irrigation, and yet they come back year after year, come drought or flood. The soil remains healthy, full of nutrients and swarming with organisms MORE

SCIENCE

There’s a good reason the world's grain comes from annual plants, grown in monocultures, boosted by chemical and energy inputs that cause widespread damage: there are no good alternatives. Yet. MORE

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Two job openings

The Land Institute has two job openings: director of major annual and planned gifts, and vice president of strategic advancement MORE

Ecological intensification at Estes Park

Four dozen researchers from five continents converged on a historic hotel in the Rockies and brainstormed about helping The Land Institute achieve its aim — perennial grains grown in mixtures. MORE