Resources

  • Urban Soil Management Research Project - Year 1

    Published on November 5, 2020

    In 2019, we concluded our first year of the urban soil management research project (USMRP). We're investigating ways to improve soil health as quickly as possible through various forms of tillage and cover crop mixes.

  • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Community Gardens

    Published on June 8, 2020

    This document provides suggested practices for community gardens and gardeners to stay safe and minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission. These guidelines are gathered from a combination of resources including the CDC, WHO and Extension services.

  • Benefits of Cover Crops in Urban Farms and Gardens

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Cover crops are useful to all farms, regardless of their size, and can help address challenges unique to urban growers. This table will assist you to identify some of the ways cover crops can help address urban agriculture challenges.

  • Killing Cover Crops in Urban Farms and Gardens

    Published on November 6, 2019

    A cover crop left to seed can become a weed when growing your next crop. This guide helps growers establish a strategy for killing and incorporating cover crops in their urban farms and gardens.

  • Choosing Cover Crops in Urban Farms and Gardens

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Use this guidance to compare benefits of different cover crops for urban gardens, choose cover crops that meet your needs and then add them to your growing practice.

  • Southeast Michigan Small Farm Needs Assessment

    Published on April 11, 2019

    MSU Extension experts created a comprehensive survey sent out to over 200 small farmers in Southeast Michigan and conducted a focus group in Washtenaw County. The document outlines the results of their research.