The Land Institute has been making some progress on building perennial wheatgrass into a commercially viable grain. I find myself wondering whether anyone has found this to be a useful/productive plant on a homestead or permaculture scale. Has anyone had experience with this plant?
The other one I am curious about is the Illinois bundleflower, a native north American leguminous forbe. Again a perennial.. Looks pretty intriguing and I cannot recall seeing it come up in my reading before.
The wheat grass came up the other day,when I came across a comparison of the roots between annual and perennial varieties.
The differences are astounding.
I am nursing some of my mimosas in hopes of exploiting their potential as nitrogen fixers and chicken feed.
Ive wondered how to find out if the seeds of the mimosa I have are just as edible for humans as those of the Prairie Mimosa
Apparently the only test is to eat it.