CAPPA Landscape Architect explores polyculture theory on UTA campus
December 16, 2015
A theory developed by CAPPA's landscape architecture professor David Hopman is being tested on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington, and could change the way we think of planting and how it affects the environment.
Professor Hopman returned to UTA after a semester of faculty development leave that included collaboration with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth. It was in working with BRIT that Hopman developed his concept of polyculture planting, creating landscapes that incorporate different plant species together in such a way that they don't compete for resources at the same time.
To find out more, read the entire article at LandscapeOnline.com.
You can read more about this project courtesy of Herb Booth at the UTA News Center. You can also see the work in action and hear Professor Hopman explain his work further in this short video: