What progress have we made adopting nature as measure during the past 35 years? Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson will discuss that concept and other aspects of their work when they open the 2013-14 Convocation Series.
The author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Wendell Berry has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Vachel Lindsay Prize from Poetry, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and more. His books include the novel Hannah Coulter; the essay collections Citizenship Papers and The Way of Ignorance; and Given: Poems. Berry’s latest works include The Mad Farmer Poems. He lives and works with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Port Royal, Kentucky.
Wes Jackson, PhD, established and served as chair of one of the country’s first environmental studies programs at California State University-Sacramento and then returned to his native Kansas to found The Land Institute in 1976 of which he is the president. A 1990 Pew Conservation Scholar, in 1992 Jackson became a MacArthur Fellow and is recognized as a leader in the international movement for a more sustainable agriculture. He has written several books including Becoming Native to This Place, Consulting the Genius of the Place, and most recently Nature as Measure.