Episode 6

In this penultimate episode of the first season of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss Jackson’s new book, Hogs Are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressions. The stories in the book move from Jackson’s childhood on a Kansas farm, through his academic career, to the founding and growth of The Land Institute. Jackson’s stories not only entertain but challenge us to think critically about society and ecology. Jackson reflects on his work in the movements to create a sustainable agriculture and deepen ecological education through reflection that are sometimes funny, always engaging.


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For more information, go to https://podcastfromtheprairie.com/ and https://landinstitute.org/learn/podcast-from-the-prairie/.

Wes Jackson’s book Hogs Are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressions is available from the University Press of Kansas.

Robert Jensen’s book, The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability, which summarizes Wes’ key ideas over the past half-century, is also published by UPK.