Energy - Small Farm Sustainability

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2002: $88,548.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $43,941.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Nancy Nylen
CET (Center for Ecological Technology)

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: apples, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, onions, peas (culinary), sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Animals: poultry
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management, range improvement, grazing - rotational, watering systems
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, whole farm planning
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, sustainability measures
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