Majora interviews Wes Jackson, a Perennial Pioneer
In our new short podcast series on MacArthur "Geniuses," Majora Carter interviews Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, which works to breed perennial grains that mimic the way grasses grow naturally – next to other species, and without tilling or replanting. Wes tells Majora Carter how to bring the processes of the wild to the farm.
Listen to the full podcast here.
For the first half of his career, Wes Jackson was an academic. At 41, he was a tenured professor at California State University, establishing one of the first environmental studies programs in the country. And at 41, Wes Jackson decided to begin the other half of his career. He returned to his native Kansas and became a pioneer in the sustainable agriculture movement.