Consulting the Genius of the Place

Locavore Leaders Such As Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, And Barbara Kingsolver All Speak Of The Need For Sweeping Changes In How We Get Our Food Also A Longtime Leader Of This Movement Is Wes Jackson, Who, For Decades, Has Taken It Upon Himself To Speak For The Grasses And The Land Of The Prairie, To Speak For The Soil Itself Here, He Offers A Manifesto Toward A Conceptual Revolution Jackson Asks Us To Look To Natural Ecosystems Or, If One Prefers, Nature In General As The Measure Against Which We Judge All Of Our Agricultural Practices.Wes Jackson Believes The Time Is Right To Do Away With Monocultures, Which Are Vulnerable To National Security Threats And Are Partly Responsible For The Explosion In Our Healthcare Costs Soil Erosion, Overgrazing, And The Poisons Polluting Our Water And Air All Associated With Our Contemporary Form Of American Agriculture Foretell A Population With Its Physical Health And Land Destroyed.In This Eloquent And Timely Call To Arms, Jackson Asks Us To Look To Nature Itself To Lead Us Out Of The Mess We Ve Made We Do This By Consulting With The Natural Ecosystems That Will Tell Us, If We Listen, What Should Happen To The Future Of Food.Consulting the Genius of the Place

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Consulting the Genius of the Place
  • Wes Jackson
  • English
  • 11 October 2018
  • 9781582435138

10 thoughts on “Consulting the Genius of the Place

  1. says:

    I did not get what I was expecting with this book Where I was expecting a little bit of farming philosophy I got a lot of it, and where I was expecting how to style information I got none of it Wes Jackson comments on the history of agriculture and ecology, the trajectory of modern man, the flaws in current thinking, and offers some guideposts towards a stable future Wes Jackson has worked with The Land Institute for many years trying to affect change in the way we feed ourselves His core tenet is that humans should judge all our agricultural activities by a standard set by nature As part of that he has done all he can to facilitate the development of perennial grain polycultures to replace our current annual monocultures He strongly believes and makes a great case for the need to adjust our agricultural system so that it closely mimi...

  2. says:

    a nutshell This is a book that we cannot afford to ignore, though its solutions are not magic, but rather are rooted in the sort of wisdom that calls us to deny ourselves and the consumptive patterns of the world into which we have been formed and to allow our minds to be made new and our hearts transformed Yes, there is indeed a gospel of hope here, one that resonates with the faith to which we...

  3. says:

    Consulting The Genius is or less Jackson s manifesto about our need for change in our food system He advocates for perennializing grains to mimic native prairies, which has been a focus of his research efforts at The Land Institute in Kansas His jointly proposed visionary 50 year farm bil...

  4. says:

    Wes Jackson advocates a long term, ecological over haul of our agricultural system, including the use of perennial crops that are now in development The book touches upon climate change, the hazards of reductionist science, Thoreauvian living, and a host of other topics loosely related to the overal...

  5. says:

    Consulting the genius of the place listen to the land Don t try to grow lawns in the desert Try to avoid monoculture plantings, because if that crops fails, there is nothing to fall back on Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry Old school rules.

  6. says:

    I read portions of this book, and I found that much of it to be either over my head or not interesting to me.

  7. says:

    There s some deep, deep wisdom here.The part detailing the developing perennial grains will probably be boring to most, but I enjoyed it.

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