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Urban and peri-urban farm enterprises are very diverse in their marketing and management strategies, and I am interested in providing research support for small-scale farm and food enterprises serving regional markets, and community gardens focused on food security.  I welcome input on research priorities and ideas for projects.  If you are interested in participating in research or education projects, please contact me!

Research and ExtensionChef Workshop 4

  • Vegetable varieties selected for flavor and quality. Collaboration with other plant breeders, seed producers, farmers, chefs and local food consumers to test varieties for local food systems.
  • Season extension using hoop houses/high tunnels, comparison of tomato varieties for hoop house and field production.Tomatoes Hoop House 4
  • Use of genetic diversity and genetic resources in plant breeding for organic agriculture: better methods of screening germplasm collections and identifying promising accessions.
  • Participatory research methods and statistics for analyzing decentralized and unbalanced experiments or breeding projects
  • Support for beginning farmers in urban and peri-urban areas, and facilitating opportunities for farmer-to-farmer education

luna circle transplantsTeaching

Hort 375: Organic Vegetable Production

Offered alternate spring semesters.  Next offered Spring 2017

2015 Spring Syllabus:  Hort375_Syllabus