Transforming Agriculture, Perennially
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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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Perennial Crops

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

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Ecological Intensification

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

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Ecosphere Studies

Changing the way we think about the world and our place in it, through educational and cultural projects.

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Events

Cultural Transformation for the Perennial Good: A Weekend with Wes Jackson

The Land Institute co-founder, Wes Jackson, and Director of Ecosphere Studies, Aubrey Streit-Krug present a workshop at Esalen Institute that taps into the pioneering research of Wes Jackson and The Land Institute’s extensive work with Natural Systems Agriculture to engage in lively discussions as we collectively plot a more resilient future.

February 28, 2020 | 8:30 pm
Esalen Institute

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News

Harvest Letter 2019

Autumn 2019 Dear Friends,                                                                                                  This week temperatures in Central Kansas are expected to plunge into the teens. I am always amazed at how quickly my memory of summer fades in the face of freezing fall…

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Scientific Publications

Perennial polyculture cropping systems are a novel agroecological approach used to mirror some of the ecological benefits provided by native perennial ecosystems including increased carbon and nitrogen storage, more stable…

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Western European agriculture is largely defined by the high level of productivity of its cereal grain production. Such productivity is largely a result of farm specialization and intensification. This approach…

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Abstract Allohexaploid (2n = 6x = 42) intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium), abbreviated IWG, is an outcrossing perennial grass belonging to the tertiary gene pool of wheat. Perenniality would be valuable option for grain production,…

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