Feature Articles

  • Perennial grains

    By Winifred Bird in Feature Articles - February 12, 2016

    The British website www.permaculture.co.uk published an article featuring our work, which focuses on developing perennial grains that can be grown in polycultures so as to make the most of ecosystem...

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  • Silphium and drought tolerance

    By Michael Strand, Salina Journal in Feature Articles - February 15, 2015

      Land Institute scientist David Van Tassel had spent several years working with the maximilian sunflower, trying to develop yet another candidate for the field of mixed perennials that is the...

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  • Everlasting agriculture

    By Brooke Borel, NOVA in Feature Articles - November 5, 2014

    It’s a cycle nearly as old as human history. Plow, plant, harvest, and repeat. It worked for our ancestors, and it’s working for us now, though with ever more problems, from obliterating soil...

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  • Replacing annual crops

    By Emily Unglesbee, Progressive Farmer in Feature Articles - September 1, 2014

    The annual rhythms of planting, growing and harvesting have been a certainty for farmers since wild plants were first domesticated. With the exception of a few forage crops, doing away with the...

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  • Taming wild plants

    By Hillary Rosner, Wired in Feature Articles - June 24, 2014

    A hand-painted wooden sign marks the entrance to Steven Cannon's community garden, tucked between a sidewalk and some train tracks in Ames, Iowa. It depicts the iconic image of a seedling poking from...

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  • Riding the Rails to Omaha With Rudolf Clausius

    By Ward Chesworth in Feature Articles - April 28, 2014

    Originally featured in the May issue of EARTH magazine. © 2014 American Geosciences Institute and reprinted with their permission

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  • Mark Bittman New York Times Op-Ed piece

    By Mark Bittman in Feature Articles - October 23, 2013

    Speaker Mark Bittman collects note cards with comments from the audience. He asked the crowd to write one sentence about something positive they've seen regarding food, and then offered comments...

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  • Wendell Berry interview on PBS

    By Moyers & Company in Feature Articles - October 4, 2013

    Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation on...

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  • Grants to Fund International Sorghum Research

    By The Land Institute in Feature Articles - September 25, 2013

    Dr. Pheonah Nabukalu examines perennial sorghum plants under development at The Land Institute.

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  • Wes Jackson KU Commencement Address

    By Wes Jackson in Feature Articles - May 19, 2013

    Wes Jackson addresses graduates at the University of Kansas' 141st commencement. Wes Jackson was one of three individuals to receive University of Kansas honorary degrees for exceptional...

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