Farming in Nature's Image
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Judy Soule and Jon Piper; Foreword by Wes Jackson
˜Farming in Nature's Image provides, for the first time, a detailed look into the pioneering work of The Land Institute, the leading educational and research organization for sustainable agriculture.
The authors draw on case studies, hands-on experience, and research results to explain the applications of a new system of agriculture based on one unifying concept: that farms should mimic the ecosystems in which they exist. They present both theoretical and practical information, including:
Written in clear, non-technical language, this book will be of great interest to soil and agricultural scientists, academics, policymakers, environmentalists, and other concerned with finding long-range solutions to agricultural problems.
Chapter 1. Ecological Crises Of Modern Agriculture
Chapter 2. Roots Of The Crises
Chapter 3. An Ecological Perspective On Sustainability
Chapter 4. A New Agricultural Perspective: The Case For Ecological Agriculture
Chapter 5. The Feasibility Of A Prairielike Agriculture
Chapter 6. Culturing Sustainability