Polyculture

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Polyculture is agriculture using multiple crops and/or animals in the same space. This is done as an imitation of the biodiversity of natural ecosystems. In nature large stands of single crops, known as monoculture rearely exist. Intercropping and companion planting are like polyculture lite. They use 2 or 3 plants planted together while polyculture can use up to 10 or 20 plants in the same area. Polyculture is not limited to just plants. It can be used to describe systems using multiple animals as well. Joel Salatin PolyFace farms use a rotational grazing systems of cows, chickens, pigs, and rabbits in a polyculture. [1]

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Jack Spirko on polyculture

Paul Wheaton on polyculture

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  1. http://www.makeitmissoula.com/2012/08/paul-wheaton-talks-polyculture/

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