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Wes Jackson Video Interview

Over the years, The Land Institute staff, colleagues, and collaborators have generated a fertile web of ideas and discussion. We’ve gathered some of that here.


Wes Jackson tells journalist Robert Jensen stories ranging from his time growing up on a small farm in Kansas, to founding and growing The Land Institute, a center for perennial grain agriculture and new ways of looking at the world through an ecological lens.


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