Re-establishing the Jerusalem Artichoke, a native plant of North America

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $3,736.85
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Yvonne Massey
Goats and Gardens Farm

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: artichokes


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: continuous cropping
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer, networking, youth education
  • Energy: energy use
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, value added
  • Production Systems: permaculture
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems, new business opportunities, community services, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Jerusalem Artichokes: one plant feeding both human and animal. Dual purpose=less pollution and double the profits. Naturally pest resistant, weathers drought and excessive rain alike.

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