Our Work

 Research technician Marty Christians prepares to cross-pollinate two intermediate wheatgrass plants.

Checking for Embryos: Research Technician John Mai checks immature seeds from widely crossed wheat parents.

The Land Institute, founded in 1976 with inspiration from the native prairie ecosystem, is working to ensure food security by replacing the current extractive and chemically intensive model for agriculture with a sustainable model inspired by nature. We’re working to develop perennial plants to be grown in mixtures, and we’re building an ever-expanding network of research partners and collaborators across the globe. (Learn more on The Land Institute Partners page.)

Nature is our best teacher. By listening, we can protect and build healthy soil — and secure a healthy future for all.

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