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Mary-Kate Carter
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The Woody Perennial Polyculture Research Site will be partnering with the Sustainable Student Farm, University of Illinois Dining Services, the Restoration Agriculture Institute, and the Savanna Institute to host a large field day at our site, including tours, discussions, networking, and plenty of delicious local food made from our very own crops.

Come out September 5th to see our plants in full force and hear the theory and story behind the research site. HUNDREDS of pounds of food have been harvested from the ecosystem based design on 1st year plantings and hundreds more on second year plantings. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see it for yourself!

The event is FREE , Please email your RSVP to marykate@savannainstitute.org

There is plenty of parking out at the farm. Please dress to walk around the site!

Located at
Lincoln Ave & Windsor Rd
Urbana, IL 61801

Directions :
Continue on the gravel portion of Lincoln Ave. south of Windsor Rd. until you see our sign and a big gate to your left. The large high-tunnels that you see inside the fence are adjacent to our site.

Event Flyer - http://wppresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/WPP_2013_Fall_Field_Day_Flyer.pdf

Savanna Institute Website - http://www.savannainstitute.org/

WPP website - http://wppresearch.org/

What is Woody perennial Polyculture?
A Woody Perennial Polyculture (WPP) is an assemblage of plant species that aims to mimic the structure and function of natural ecosystems to sustainably produce an agricultural yield while simultaneously restoring ecosystem services. Rather than perpetuating the separation of nature and humans, this system attempts to break down the dichotomy between ecological restoration and agriculture. This concept has grown and evolved out of fields such as agroecology, agroforestry, permaculture, silvopasture, carbon farming, and ecological restoration, but the application of this paradigm to large-scale industrial agriculture is a relatively new idea.
This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. Now it's a tiny ad:

The permaculture playing cards make great stocking stuffers:

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