“It seems that only when financial ruin threatens, personal comfort is affected and an individual’s standard of living is lowered do we act to deal with problems that may have been visible for ages. If we do not realize that a nation is only as rich as its soil and water resources, the future is bleak.”
— Mary E. White, from “After the Greening: The Browning of Australia”
(Kangaroo Press, 1994).
Excerpt from the library of Wes Jackson, author of “Consulting the Genius of the Place,” founder and president of the Land Institute, Salina, Kan.