Thirty people gathered at the Kerr Center on Saturday, September 26, for an in-depth look at all aspects of elderberries as an alternative crop, from propagation and culture through harvest and marketing. This post summarizes the workshop and provides links to resources used during it.
Small-Scale Technology and Practices for Sweet Potato Growing in Southeast Oklahoma
Market gardeners are often caught in a technological doughnut hole. They cannot justify purchasing large-scale equipment for small operations, but farm enough land and crops to merit tools and techniques that ease aching backs and the strain on their pocketbooks.
In 2010, the Kerr Center received a Federal Specialty Crops grant through the State of Oklahoma to investigate small-scale technologies and techniques that might benefit gardeners and small market growers. All of the grant work was done on the Kerr Center Ranch, at Poteau, on our certified organic demonstration site — the Cannon Horticulture Plots. Here we present a brief overview of our findings and observations.
Author: George Kuepper