Nature Farming at Wheeler Elementary

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $13,460.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: Western
State: Hawaii
Principal Investigator:
Joe Lee
Wheeler Elementary School

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: soybeans
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, carrots, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), peppers, tomatoes


  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, intercropping, multiple cropping, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, stubble mulching
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, focus group, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, market study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedgerows
  • Pest Management: biological control, prevention, row covers (for pests), mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    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.