The Polyculture Project is all about developing and promoting practices that provide nutritious affordable food while enhancing biodiversity. We experiment with various regenerative/permaculture practices and publish our records with aim to supply solid empirical data for the community.
What are we doing ?
Running trial gardens to test various popular permaculture practices
Publishing our results online, sharing what does and does not work
Opening our trial gardens to visitors
Sharing our methodology for others to replicate our studies and challenge our findings
Why is this research important ?
With the results of our studies we aim to provide information based on empirical data to encourage and guide best practices to landscapers, gardeners, farmers and homesteaders
On the political and economic level data is essential for influencing policy changes that promote regenerative practices
Would you like to be involved ?
We are currently running a campaign to raise money to extend our research. Your donation can make this happen and we have some great rewards for our donors - see here for campaign video
You can participate directly with our research and join our internship program from April -September - see here for details
We welcome PhD students to join our project. Fields of study we are currently seeking expertise in include - Pedology, Edaphology, Entomology, Ecology and Botany