Earthworks Garden and Poultry Urban CSA

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $99,706.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:
Ashley Atkinson
Hunger Action Coalition

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, potatoes, rye, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: melons, apples, berries (other), cherries, peaches, pears, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, trees
  • Animals: bees, poultry


  • Animal Production: free-range, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, networking
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, marketing management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, physical control, cultivation, prevention, smother crops, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, permaculture
  • Soil Management: earthworms, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, social networks, sustainability measures, community development
    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.