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I am currently grazing three calves at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm to add to our long-term Woody Perennial Polyculture Project. The cattle will be used to demonstrate integrated crop-livestock systems, manage forages, and provide fertility.
ASI Broiler Chicken Breed Comparison Project-
For our Agroecology Summer Intensive Program students are raising two meat-type chicken breeds ‘Jumbo cornish crosses’ and ‘Red Rangers’ side-by-side in a hands-on, self-directed, immersive, learning experience.
Merry Lea Sustainable Farm Animal Products-
I am directly involved in the day to day management and care of a number of animal species for our CSA customers and farm stakeholders. Contact me if you are interested in learning more about our sustainably raised chicken, pork, turkey and eggs!
BIOL 316- ML- SU1617: Vegetable Crops
Learn the “why” and “where” of the origins of agriculture and explore vegetable anatomy, major food plant families, and describe environmental factors influencing vegetable production. You will be planning, growing, and caring for a garden alongside classmates. The hands-on projects also involves preparing the land and using a wide variety of tools to grow food for yourself and community stakeholders.
BIOL 201: Botany
You will discover the incredible world of plants from a hands-on field based perspective.
-Ruth A. Mischler, Sjoerd W. Duiker, William S. Curran., David Wilson. (2009), Hairy Vetch management for organic no-till corn production. Agronomy Journal. 102(1), 355-362.
-Ruth A. Mischler, Sjoerd W. Duiker, William S. Curran., Jeffery A. Hyde. (2010), Use of a rolled rye cover crop for weed suppression in no-till soybeans. Weed Technolgoy. 24(3), 253-2611.