SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, GROCERY STORE & PESTS

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SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, GROCERY STORE & PESTS,

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FARMING METHODS
Decision of the Board to go organic. The Englewood farm is different than rural area for organic certification. Compost requirements. Record-keeping is important. Gardens are raised compost beds on concrete base, a former parking lot bought for one dollar. Working with Michigan State on developing soil.
GROCERY STORE
Grows tomatoes, beets, greens, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots. Englewood is a food desert - one grocers for 85,000 people. One hoop-house of greens. Goal is to sell half of crop in the community, other half to restaurants and wholesalers.
PESTS
Had some problems with bugs on the greens. Make the soil healthy and get healthy plants.