It looks like I’ll get to meet one of my heroes this October 8th Annual Prairie Festival — 30th Anniversary of The Land Institute, October 6-8, 2006

Guest speakers will include Jakob Von Uexkull, founder of Right Livelihood Award; Wendell Berry; Frances Beinecke, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council; Ray Anderson, Interface, Inc.; David Orr; Laura Jackson; and Doug Tompkins. The Land Institute’s scientists will give a research update and founder Wes Jackson will present his annual inspirational. You’ll enjoy the homegrown tunes of Ann Zimmerman. And you’ll not be alone in the wilderness: People who celebrate The Land Institute’s Prairie Festival share a caring about sustainable living and our land, and they say these warm people are the best thing about attending. We invite you to be part of it, the 30th Anniversary of The Land Institute at Prairie Festival 28, October 6-8, 2006. . .

I’m so stoked about this festival (I’m hoping to talk my pal Rachel into going with me), but especially about hearing Wendell Berry speak, as his writing has influenced the course of my life more than any other (except maybe those who wrote the Bible).

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