Since 2001, the Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center, Galliano, Louisiana, has been working with tribal representatives on propagation, establishment, culture and harvest of river cane (also known as wild cane, giant cane and giant bamboo).
The USDA-NRCS Corvallis Plant Materials Center (PMC) located in Corvallis, Oregon donated over a ton of sweet corn to low-income members of our community last summer as part of the national Feds Feed Families campaign and the USDA People’s Garden project.
Fleshy fruit (soft mast) is a key food resource for many game and non-game wildlife species. Most species of birds and mammals consume fruit at least occasionally. Fruit consumption has been linked to mammalian survival and reproductive sucess.
In an effort to increase its conservation footprint and technology development, the East Texas Plant Materials Center is partnering with local universities to develop and facilitate graduate level studies.
The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) verified the Rose Lake PMC as meeting the standards of environmental protection established by MAEAP. The PMC is now verified in the Greenhouse and Cropping Systems for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices
History of the Program
People's Gardens at PMCs
Common Weeds/Malezas Comunes
Indigenous Stewardship Methods
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