Research Grants/Fellowships/SBIR

Enhancing Urban Sustainability through the Application of Permaculture Principles

EPA Grant Number: SU834337
Title: Enhancing Urban Sustainability through the Application of Permaculture Principles
Investigators: Reyes, Manuel , Carter, Scott , Hargis, Maria , Higgs, Kori , Young, Carmen
Current Investigators: Reyes, Manuel , Alvarez, Carlos Montoya , Carter, Scott , Hayes, Randall , Higgs, Kori , Young, Carmen
Institution: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
EPA Project Officer: Nolt-Helms, Cynthia
Project Period: August 15, 2009 through August 14, 2010
Project Amount: $10,000
RFA: P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (2009) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: P3 Challenge Area - Agriculture , P3 Challenge Area - Water , Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , P3 Awards , Sustainability

Description:

Objective:

To prove that inclusion of permaculture at North Carolina A&T State University campus will be environmentally, socially and economically better landscaping approach than just the current traditional systems of manicured lawns and bricks or concrete.

Approach:

To compare the water consumption, urban runoff, temperature, air quality, public acceptance, soil quality; and fertilizer, pesticide and energy used, and labor cost under permaculture, manicured lawn and brick systems.

Expected Results:

Our output is an established permaculture system which contains a rain garden, rain water collector, drip irrigation, bird pond, solar lights, solar pump and different endemic plant species.

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Phase 2 Abstract

Progress and Final Reports:
Final Report