This publication is an excerpted chapter from
The Energy Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
, Tom Butler, Daniel Lerch, and George Wuerthner, eds. (Healdsburg, CA: Watershed Media, 2012).
The Energy Reader
is copyright © 2012 by the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and published in collaboration with Watershed Media and Post Carbon Institute.For other excerpts, permission to reprint, and purchasing visit energy-reality.org or contact Post Carbon Institute. Photo: George Wuerthner
about the author
is a plant geneticist and one of the foremost thinkers in sustainable agriculture. In 1976 he founded The Land Institute to develop “natural systems agriculture.” Jackson’s many honors include being named a Pew Conservation Scholar and a MacArthur Fellow. He received the Right Livelihood Award in 2000, and he is a Fellow of Post Carbon Institute. His books include
New Roots for Agriculture, Becoming Native to This Place,
Consulting the Genius of the Place,
from which this essay is adapted.“Five Carbon Pools” is adapted from
Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture
; © 2011 by Wes Jackson, used by permission of the author and Counterpoint.
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