President and founder of the Land Institute, Wes Jackson has over forty years of experience in the field (literally) of sustainable agriculture. With a background as a geneticist, and concern over increasing soil depletion, Jackson has led research to create grains that both have high-yields and have beneficial traits like retaining water and helping return nutrients to the soil. Tonight, he’ll be in Berkeley at the David Brower Center, discussing his new book, Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture. This is a free event, but RSVP is recommended, details available here. The Ecology Center will be there with copies of the book for sale, come say hello!
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