WPP Classroom ;
[a collaborative classroom space at the sustainable student farm]
Collaborators: Chuck Huss, Jeff Poss
Sustainable Student Farm | Urbana, IL
WPP (Woody Perennial Polyculture) is an assemblage of plant species that aims to mimic the structure and function of natural ecosystems to sustainably produce an agricultural yield while simultaneously restoring ecosystem services. The WPP community studied at this research site is an example of such a system that has the potential to become an ecologically sound, agriculturally productive, and economically viable alternative to the corn-soybean rotation. Their research, in collaboration with the Sustainable Student Farm, called for a visitor's space that could house field trips visits for small groups and equipment storage for research studies.