Campus Garden Grows 1000lbs of Food, Plans New Garden Each Year


Permaculture is a branch of ecological design and engineering which develops sustainable human settlements and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. Discover how some visionary students introduced it on their own campus!


Reblogged form TreeHugger:

UMass Permaculture/Video screen capture

When a campus lawn became a permaculture garden, TreeHuggers everywhere cheered. Then the UMass Amherst permaculture project got recognition from the White House, and threw a conference to discuss how similar projects might happen across the world.

In short, we like these guys.

They’ve just released the third in a three-part video series looking at the campus permaculture project, exploring its many successes so far.

From growing over 1000lbs of produce for the cafeteria and farm stand, to educating and involving students and community alike, it’s fair to say it has been a success.

But it looks like this is just the beginning.

Project founder Ryan Harb explains that the group is aiming at creating a newcampus garden every year, expanding across the University and shifting paradigms about what food is, and where it’s grown, as they do so.

You can read the original article here.

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