Carbon Farming

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…

Sword Bean as a Young Tree Companion Plant

This project aims to evaluate the efficacy of two perennial species of sword bean (Canavalia…

Monkey Puzzle Tree Proliferation Project

Aimed at younger growers with permanent tenure on their land, this project aims to increase the…

Tartary Buckwheat Germplasm Evaluation

Evaluating roughly 80 accessions of Tartary Buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum), a valuable pseudo-cereal and…

Chinquapin Chestnut as a Productive Food Crop

A collaborative long-term project to identify and/or breed cultivars of chinquapin chestnut (…

EFN Jojoba Improvement Project

A long-term project aimed at developing productive frost-resistant jojoba as a renewable energy crop.

EFN Perennial Grain Sorghum Project

Run by EFN Co-Founder Nate Kleinman, this project aims to develop perennial sorghum for use as a grain crop…