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!
- 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.
- 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
Hort 375: Organic Vegetable Production
Offered alternate spring semesters. Next offered Spring 2017
2015 Spring Syllabus: Hort375_Syllabus