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    10,000 Years of Agriculture

    Humans have been producing food using the same paradigm for 10,000 years. But the burden of a growing population and the impacts of an industrial approach to farming threaten the entire enterprise. We are working toward a solution.

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Natural Systems Agriculture

We believe there’s a solution to the challenges of agriculture. We call it Natural Systems Agriculture, and it’s what we do.

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Perennial Crops

Natural ecosystems feature perennial plants. So does our approach to regenerative agriculture.

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Ecological Intensification Intercropping

Ecological Intensification

Sunlight. Water. Soil. Microbes. Plants. People. The Land Institute brings them all together for sustainable farming.

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Events

Dr. Wes Jackson to be included in Slow Food Nation’s weekend long event

Land Institute President Emeritus, Wes Jackson, will be part of numerous discussions and workshops during the Slow Food Nation, Denver, Colorado event. Slow Food Nations is ...

July 14, 2017 | All Day
Union Station

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News

McKnight Foundation Partners with The Land Institute on Perennial Grain Communications

The Land Institute is profoundly excited to contribute to a strong, flexible network of perennial grain partners that includes food companies, farmers, retailers,  researchers, and now the McKnight Foundation. Intermediate wheatgrass developed by The Land…

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Scientific Publications

Abstract Silphium perfoliatum L. (cup plant, silphie) and S. integrifolium Michx. (rosinweed, silflower) are in the same subfamily and tribe as sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Silphium perfoliatumhas been grown in…

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Over the last century, researchers and practitioners with diverse backgrounds have articulated the importance of improving soil organic matter (SOM) contents in agricultural soils. More recently, climate change scientists interested…

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Key message: Development of the first consensus genetic map of intermediate wheatgrass gives insight into the genome and tools for molecular breeding. Abstract: Intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) has been identified…

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