Third Millennium Alliance’s work in land management is based on the foundation of Agro-ecological science. From organic garden and orchard management, Permaculture Design, broadscale Agroforestry, Horticultural research, food security, and community development work we are applying the principles of Agroecology to enhance our conservation goals. TMA also conducts climate and Agroecosystem based research to better understand and demonstrate the efficacy of these practices in restoring ecosystems. Third Millennium Alliance is dedicated to expanding the practice and research of Agroecology over the coming years with assistance from partner organizations and institutions.
“The study and application of ecological principles to the design and management of sustainable agroecosystems. Agroecology is a whole-systems approach to agriculture and food systems development based on traditional knowledge, alternative agriculture, and local food system experiences. Linking ecology, culture, economics, and society to sustain agricultural production, healthy environments, and viable food and farming communities.” – Stephen R. Gliessman, Alfred E. Heller Professor of Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz