Perennial Polycultures: Sustainable, Edible Landscapes
As part of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Wild Ideas Worth Sharing” speaker series, Scott Allegrucci of The Land Institute will share TLI’s work on perennializing grain, oil seed, and pulse varieties—the kinds of plants that make up much of our human diet—as an alternative to the current commodity crop agricultural model. This is not about integrating edibles into designed landscapes, but rather, about ecologically sound and resilient agriculture that can evolve beyond niche practices. Scott will be joined by Dr. Claudia Ciotir, postdoctoral fellow on the Perennial Agriculture Project Global Inventory. This collaborative research partnership between the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis University, and The Land Institute is evaluating data on wild, perennial plant species toward eventual use in sustainable agriculture programs spearheaded by TLI.
This is a free event, but registration is required.
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8800 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63114
Please register by Monday, October 17.