Building a double-dug teaching herb garden.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $2,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: flax, sunflower
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants


  • Crop Production: no-till, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: cultural control, mulches - killed, physical control, cultivation, prevention, traps
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: public participation, urban/rural integration, community services, employment opportunities, social networks, social psychological indicators, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    This project will demonstrate the technique of double digging for the incorporation of organic matter to greater depth in the production of organic herbs.

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