Archive for Friday, April 21, 2006

Future of food, farming to be forum’s topic

April 21, 2006


Ecologist Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute, will speak at an Earth Day forum today at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

The future of food, farming and the prairie will be the topic of the forum, which starts at 7 p.m.

The Land Institute is based in Salina and is dedicated to developing an ecologically stable system of agriculture.

Other speakers include Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, and Kelly Kindscher, conservation biologist with the Kansas Biological Survey.

The event is free and open to the public.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 12 years, 1 month ago

For most of the last 50-75 years, we've been using the anomaly of cheap petroleum-derived energy to pound square pegs into round holes. Wes Jackson and the Land Institute are at the agricultural forefront of searching for round pegs as demand for cheap energy increasingly outstrips supply.

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