Agro-Ecology or Permaculture

Cooperative Gardens Commission

A grassroots movement (formerly known as "Corona Victory Gardens") to share resources and get millions…

Maypop Passionfruit Improvement Project

The purpose of this project is to collaboratively identify and develop more useful varieties of maypop…

Job's Tears as a Perennial Grain

This project aims to study the utility of Job's Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi) as a perennial grain in warm…

Beach Plum Improvement Project

This project aims to identify and develop superior cultivars of native beach plums (Prunus maritima).

Cold-Hardy Prickly Pear Cactus

This project aims to test — and push — the northern limits of a large-fruited species of prickly pear cactus (…

Yamberry Yields

Chinese yam (Dioscorea polystachya) produces small aerial tubers ("yamberries"), which grow on the vine like berries…

Perennial Kale Breeding Project

Oregon-based plant breeder Chris Homanics is working to develop diverse perennial kale lines that taste great,…