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Full Name
Dean Gunderson
Member for
6 months 1 week
Volunteer Background
I am passionate about individuals being able to grow healthy food for their families in a sustainable way. I work for a community gardening and orcharding support organization in St. Louis helping people to do just that. I spend my free time researching and growing food on my family property and love the idea of collaborating on research.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Mostly I grow vegetables, grains, fruit trees, and shrubs but have been moving to more and more perennials vegetables. Currently My favorite crops to grow are edible daylilly, walking onions, common milkweed, tromboncino squash, seminole pumpkin, and cherokee long ear popcorn. the main things that don’t grow well for me are most squash, as I have very high vine borer pressure, and things that can’t take wet soils in winter as our winters have been increasingly warm and wet.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Time Commitment
0-2 hours
Growing Location
Space Available
Small lot (101 - 400 sq. ft)
Soil Details
Soil Type
Growing Location Descriptors
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
The only broadacre crops grown anywhere close is corn, soy, and occasionally winter wheat
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...