by Judy Soule and Jon Piper
foreword by Wes Jackson
Island Press, 1992
Cloth: 978-0-933280-89-2 | eISBN: 978-1-59726-904-9 | Paper: 978-0-933280-88-5
Library of Congress Classification S441.S757 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 630


˜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:

  • a review of the environmental degradation resulting from current farming practices

  • a critical evaluation of the attempts to solve these problems

  • a detailed description of the ecosystem perspective and the proposed new agricultural system

  • a case study illustrating how this new system could be applied to temperate grain production using perennial seed crops and the prairie as a model

  • an examination of the potential savings in energy and water use, as well as potential contributions to ecological experiments and yield analysis work from The Land Institute.

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.

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