Wes Jackson (The Land Institute), “The Old Future is Gone: The End of the 10,000-year-old Ponzi Scheme” (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)

Event time: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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Event description: 

Wes Jackson is the founder and president emeritus of The Land Institute. He established and served as chair of one of the country’s first environmental studies programs at California State University-Sacramento and then returned to his native Kansas to found The Land Institute in 1976. He is the author of several books, including New Roots for AgricultureAltars of Unhewn Stone: Science and the EarthBecoming Native to This PlaceConsulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New AgricultureNature as Measure, and Hogs Are Up: Stories from the Land, with Digressions. Wes is widely recognized as a leader in the international movement for a more sustainable agriculture.

The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

Please contact agrarian.studies@yale.edu to receive the meeting information and the password to download the paper from the Agrarian Studies website.

Free but register in advance