Prairie nursery

We have just added a new permaculture endeavor, a prairie nursery! We just planted 2 varieties of Eastern Gamma Grass, a native tall-grass prairie plant with high drought resistance and livestock feed value. Tall-prairie plants are often highly productive, resilient perennials which makes them well-suited for permaculture applications.

The idea is to take root cuttings and plant them out in the drier portions of the fields. This will not only restore some native diversity, but will also give the cows and sheep something more to eat during droughts.