Great ideas Mick.
I would like to see more research in developing perrenial grains. I would also like to see more development of minor or wild food varieties. I actually think that is probably the area where permies will, in the end, make a huge impact. All of our developed fruits, vegies and grains were developed by people who were working their little plots and saw a plant that performed better. I doubt any of them had a government grant or a PHD. Now days we would recognize them as permies in their general approach to things.
Maybe all this debate about grazing and soils needs to be split off into another topic?
Roberto pokachinni wrote:
Is vapor barrier really needed in housing?
What sort of grand-scale research needs to be done in the permaculture community?