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bison stew, beer, and entropy

Closing the fourth week of our residency here in Salina, we have spent this weekend with the Land Institute – a small but world renowned agricultural research centre sitting just outside the city, now almost forty years into its ongoing mission to develop hybrid perennial grain and oil seed crop species, and practices of polyculture, that might enable “an agriculture as sustainable as the native ecosystems it displaces” – a relaxed and refreshing weekend listening to leading scientist, researchers, economists and financiers, discussing possible futures, in an old open wooden barn, under a very clear blue Kansas sky…

 

parking lot #1

 

untitled [ Salina 14/8/2013 ], digital photograph, dimensions variable, Mike Brookes 2013 – from the ongoing small pieces of everything series.