If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough.” – Wes Jackson, co-founder, The Land Institute
Ours is a history rooted in a simple idea: Using nature as model for agriculture makes possible, for the first time in human history, the sustainable production of food. This means perennial grains grown in mixtures, thus creating ecosystems that reflect the resilience and productivity of prairies. This promises an end to soil erosion, weaning from chemical inputs, restoration of soil health, curtailing of carbon emissions and greater food security.
The journey since 1976 has been one of imagination and discovery, punctuated by both chastening and reward. And it's not over yet.
Take a quick journey along The Land Institute timeline from 1976 to see where we’ve been and how we’re progressing. Be sure to check back from time to time.