Leah Pawpaw Potter-Weight and Kase Intermediate-Wheatgrass Wheatley discuss agroforestry with Maayan Kreitzman, a PhD student from the University of British Colombia. Agroforestry is widely practiced in tropical climates worldwide and provides a large percentage of calories in those places especially relative to here in the United States. Agroforestry has received much hype here in the Midwest but there isn’t a huge body of research supporting these cropping systems. Maayan is trying to change that; her research goals are to understand the impacts of agroforestry systems on soil health, biodiversity, and much more. Listen in to this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine to hear more about agroforestry here in the Midwest.
If you’d like to learn more about agroforestry, check out the Savanna Institute, a Madison-based non-profit working to lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry in the Midwest.