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2016 Prairie Festival

Four current and prior Land Institute board chairs, from 30 of our 40 years, converse about the core ideas of The Land Institute and what effect those ideas have had on the collective consciousness of the sustainable agriculture movement. Panelists include Mari Detrixhe, Angus Wright, Conn Nugent and Don Worster.

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A conversation between Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry and Mark Bittman at Cooper Union in New York City.

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Peter Kenmore, now retired from his position as an agriculture entomologist at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, gives the Strachan Donnelley Lecture on Conservation and Restoration.

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Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute speaks at the 2015 Prairie Festival — Teach Us To Number Our Days

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Allison Miller, associate professor of biology at St. Louis University, talks about a joint project with The Land Institute to create a global inventory of perennial plants that might be suitable for domestication.

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Photographer Dornith Doherty, the artist for the 2015 Prairie Festival, talks about her work.

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John Cobb, Jr, theologian, philosopher, environmentalist, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, on “Changing Our Worldview: Why It Matters”.

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Angus Wright, chairman of The Land Institute Board asks What Will People Do For Dirt?

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Zack Golper, owner of the Bien Cuit bakery in Brooklyn, NY, baked bread for Prairie Festival attendees using Kernza® in order to compare the differences between Kernza grown in Illinois and Kansas.

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Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale University speaks on Nourishing Community: Ecology, Economics, Equity

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Ricardo Salvador of the Union of Concerned Scientists speaks on War, Cheating, and Agriculture.

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Following presentations by Land Institute staff, the audience is invited to ask questions.

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