Cooperation Works Professional Development Program

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2002: $62,600.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $22,150.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Lynn Benander
Cooperative Development Institute

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons, berries (brambles)
  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), lentils, onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals, trees
  • Animals: goats, sheep
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Animal Production: free-range, preventive practices
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, forestry, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: mentoring, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, wetlands
  • Pest Management: integrated pest management
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, community services, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.