Restoration Agriculture: Balancing Agriculture and the Environment

Restoration agriculture posits that agriculture and natural environments do not have to be at odds—and that imitating nature may be the most efficient way to produce perennial food crops.

Savanna at New Forest Farm
A view across the "savanna" at New Forest Farm. Comprising about 40 acres, this section of the farm is planted to white oak (on 60-foot spacings to provide a park-like savanna in 120 years), chestnuts, apples and a main crop of hazelnuts. Cattle and poultry are rotated through this system throughout the summer.
Photo courtesy Acres U.S.A.