The Cannon Horticulture Project’s current work continues the Kerr Center’s long history with:
- organic production
- season extension
- crops adapted to the soils and climate of the bioregion
- crops suitable for small acreages and direct marketing
The Cannon Horticulture Project focuses on organic system design and management. Its four-year “bioextensive” rotation devotes half the available acreage to cover crops in “green fallow.”
This trades land (production area) for the inputs otherwise required for weed control (labor, energy, and other external inputs).
The site encompasses almost seven acres, not quite three of which are cultivated. Demonstrations on the site are tailored to commercial market gardens in the same size range.
The plots also contain demonstrations of still smaller scale methods for home and market gardens, including the biointensive approach.
- two full-time year-round employees
- one to two full-time seasonal interns
- occasional assistance from other staff
This report describes the demonstration organic market garden planted as a teaching tool for the 2014 Oklahoma Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program.
This report outlines how to control grasses and weeds, and build soil life, health, and fertility organically, using cover crops and rotations.
This report defines and describes heirloom vegetable varieties and discusses their implications.
Brief guide to compliance with the National Organic Standard’s regulations for using manure and manure-compost in certified organic farming operations