Monday, 11 May 2015

Are perennial grains the future of farming? (journal)

The Strong Perennial Vision: A Critical Review

The Strong Perennial Vision: a Response  

In the March issue of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, permaculture practitioner Chris Smaje and perennial grain breeders Timothy Crews and Lee DeHaan debate what Stephen Gliessman calls 'one of the big issues in agroecology today', the role of perennial grains. A “strong perennial vision” of a domestic prairie made up of a diverse mix of perennial grains, legumes, and other species, versus a “weak perennial vision” that includes more diverse agroecological strategies such as agroforestry, crop mixtures, and rotations. Both articles are free to download.

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