A graduate student looks over crops at U of I's Woody Perennial Polyculture site

Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - July 08, 2014

Two U of I Students Champion “Restoration Agriculture” at South Farms Site

The Woody Perennial Polyculture site at U of I's South Farms employs principles of what is known as permaculture - taking advantage of natural systems rather than constant technological intervention, replacing annual crops with perennial ones, and replacing monoculture with a diverse, complementary suite of crops


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