Going Global with Perennial Polyculture Agriculture - Click here to read this article
Wes Jackson spent the weekend at The Land Institute's annual Prairie Festival http://www.landinstitute.org/vnews/display.v/ART/2010/01/29/4b6357f88ae4e talking up -- with his usual precision and passion -- the science and strategy behind plans to revolutionize the way we grow food using perennial polyculture grains. A leading figure in the sustainable agriculture movement, Jackson has been pursuing the science and tweaking the strategy for more than three decades, building an impressive body of knowledge with his colleagues at "The Land," http://www.landinstitute..org/ as it's known to everyone there. (The group also has produced an impressive full-bodied bread that was on the dinner table during the festival, made from an intermediate wheatgrass grain they've developed and dubbed "Kernza.") But, perhaps ironically, my faith in Jackson's vision deepens not when he speaks f...