Developing a Sustainable and Organic Master Gardener Horticulture Production Manual

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1999: $22,483.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Federal Funds: $5,500.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $16,500.00
Region: Western
State: Montana
Principal Investigator:
Helen Atthowe
Missoula County Extension Service


  • Fruits: apples, apricots, berries (other), cherries, grapes, pears, plums, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: extension
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, compost extracts, cultural control, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, flame, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, mating disruption, physical control, mulching - plastic, prevention, row covers (for pests), smother crops, traps, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, permaculture
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
    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.