We conserve land through restoration and demonstration.
More land will change hands in the U.S. in the next 10 years than did during the Louisiana Purchase. So, how do we get new farmers on the land growing perennial crops and healthy food? How do we create the economic, social, and mentoring pathways for them to be successful? How do we meaningfully engage urban people in this work? At Lily Springs Farm in western Wisconsin we are partnering to build an education and demonstration farm using permaculture design to restore habitats to health and build a perennial-based food system that integrates land and people.