There is no silver bullet for all the inter-related challenges we face. But an agriculture rooted in perennial crops which mimics natural ecosystems is a good start.
That’s the work of The Land Institute. We’re celebrating this work, its partnerships, and the hope they inspire at our annual Prairie Festival, September 22nd – 24th just outside of Salina, Kansas.
Which reminds us to remind you – our core supporters – that our student rate for Prairie Festival registration is only $10 for the entire weekend.
Bring a young friend, colleague, or family member this year and come hear Kansan Kaleigh Glanton in the Big Barn! From her Kansas roots as a Maize High graduate and classically trained guitarist this gifted singer-songwriter advanced to the second round of the hit NBC talent series “The Voice” in 2014. We pulled her off the Appalachian Trail and she’s performing in the Big Barn, Saturday night, September 23rd at 7:30pm. You don’t want to miss her!
And Severine von Tscharner Fleming of Greenhorns and the Agrarian Trust will join us as a featured speaker. Severine has been an organizer, cultural worker and part-time farmer within the young farmer movement for nearly 10 years. She is the executive director of Greenhorns, proud co-founder of National Young Farmers coalition, FarmHack and Agrarian Trust. Her work has spanned many media to celebrate, bundle and broadcast the voices and life-ways of young agrarians from films, radio, blog gossip, guidebooks, an anthology, three new farmers almanacs, to a mix tape and vinyl record!
For more information and to register for Prairie Festival visit https://landinstitute.org/news-events/prairie-festival/.
Students get a full weekend pass for just $10.