Organic Soil-building

Compost windrows and cover crops

“Start with the soil.”

“Feed the soil, not the crop.”

Weed the soil, not the crop.”

These are common catchphrases in organic agriculture – here are the dirt-under-the-nails details on how the Cannon Horticulture Program puts the theory of organic farming into practice.

Learn About…

Cover Crops/Rotations

Use cover crops and crop rotations to build fertility, reduce pest pressure, and develop an organic no-till system. Learn more.


How to make and use compost and related soil amendments (vermicompost, compost tea, etc.). Learn more.


What is biochar? What materials are best for making it? How can it be used? Learn more.

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