Did you know having perennial species can reduce:

Soil Erosion

Water Use


Perennials can add many benefits including:

  • Reduced soil erosion – year-round soil cover reduces the opportunity for wind or water erosion
  • Increased carbon sequestration – larger and long-lasting root structures of perennial crops store more carbon than annual crops
  • Reduced water use –  the deeper and more expansive perennial root system offers resilience in droughty conditions
  • Increased wildlife habitat – increased beneficial insects, birds, and mammals
  • Reduced labor – reduced need for planting or tillage
  • Reduced nutrient loss – year-round soil cover reduces nutrient loss to leaching and runoff