The Land Institute – USA
Researchers at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, are breeding perennial varieties of grains that eliminate erosion and actually help build soil. By crossing high-yield annual species like wheat and sorghum with their wild perennial relatives, the Land Institute aims to create food crops that don’t require intensive tilling, tending and spraying. The Land Institute’s Prairie Festival takes place on the forth weekend of September. In 2016 this falls on Sept. 23-25. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a feast of well known speakers with stimulating ideas, great music, and a chance to connect with lots of good folks concerned about agriculture and the future of life on earth for all God’s creatures. EPIC has been a supporter of the Land Institute for many years.
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