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Full Name
Lisa Bowens=Chapman
Member for
1 year 5 months
Volunteer Background
I live in a very small farm that I have been planting with plants that will benefit the pollinators, local livestock and plants that could sustain humans. I mostly concentrate on perennials and annuals that have seeds that can be saved.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
I concentrate on annuals such as kale, beans, corn and other dark greens. I have had the least success growing spinach.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Time Commitment
5-10 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Small field (10,001 sq. ft. - 1 acre)
Soil Details
Irwin surly clay loam, 1 to 3 percent slopes.
Soil Type
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Soy, Milo and wheat
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Other relevant information
I have blister beetle issues especially after local farmers spray. Deer and moles are a problem. I have bee hives and create environments for native bees and wasps for pollinators. I also grow a number of native type of plants for food sources such as native plums and fragrant sumac.