Researchers can use Draco Hill as your laboratory.

We have sites of interest for

Soil scientists

and others!

University of Iowa graduate students can have a research site only 25 miles away and they can come and go as they please.

Here are some questions we have –

  • What effect do prairie plants have on soil erosion and how soon does that happen?
  • How does that measure up here with our farm neighbors?
  • What is the bulk density of the soil where conventional farming was occurring compared to the prairie restoration? The upland prairie remnant?
  • What percentage of organic matter do we have now and how can we measure that over time?
  • What’s in the water and what are the best approaches for improving water quality?
  • How can we measure soil quality and its change over time in the permaculture garden? In our sustainable food gardens? In the prairies?

Contact us and let’s talk!


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