We’re super excited to announce The Polyculture Project, a research project dedicated to developing and promoting practices that provide nutritious affordable food while enhancing biodiversity. With your help we hope to expand and excel our experiments with various regenerative/permaculture practices and publish our records with aim to supply solid empirical data for the community. Please check out our crowdfunding campaign and if you appreciate our work please donate and share the campaign page that you can find here.
What are we doing?
We’ll be running a 3 year study in our first perennial polyculture research garden to find out the following:
- How productive are fruit and nut trees/shrubs and perennial vegetables when grown in polycultures?
- What are the best plants to grow for mulching these polycultures?
- What are the best trees to grow for nitrogen fixation within the polycultures?
- How does polyculture growing influence soil fertility?
- How does polyculture growing influence biodiversity?
- What are the costs in time and money of growing in polyculture?
Rewards for our Donors
- €5 – €49 – We’ll send you a pdf. copy of our “Essential Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts ” – and you will be credited as a project sponsor on our website and in all of our publications (print and digital). You’ll also receive biannual updates from the project.
- €50 > – A generous offer from the fine folks of Permaculture Magazine – Get 10 permaculture books, worth £130 for just £25 (+ postage) and all of the above.
- €200 > – 25% discount from our courses or events and plant and seed orders over €200 (not including postage) from 2018 – 2020 and all of the above.
- €350 > – Join the project for a week from July – October and get involved in the day to day running of the project. We’ll provide accommodation to you for 5 days, as much as you can eat from our gardens and a personal tour from the project leaders of the various trial gardens and all of the above.
- €1000 or more – Have one our research gardens named after you or in a name of your choice. Your chosen name will appear on the entrance of the garden, in all future publications, a dedication in our “Polycultures” book expected to come out in 2020 + all of the above.