Incredible Crop Yields From Small Urban Spaces

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: peanuts, potatoes, sugarbeets
  • Fruits: melons, berries (blueberries)
  • Vegetables: beets, cabbages, carrots, celery, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), leeks, onions, peppers, cucurbits, radishes (culinary), rutabagas, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals


  • Crop Production: crop rotation, cover crops, multiple cropping
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: organic matter

    Proposal summary:

    This project combines three gardening disciplines of Charles Wilber (World record holder for tomatoes-per plant yield) Mel Bartholomew (Square Foot Gardening) and short turn around micro green production (grown in seed flats requiring no land). These totally organic methods are intensive and an effective application of techniques that maximize space and resources for Incredible Crop Yields From Small Urban Spaces.

    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.