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Full Name
Travis S Layne
Member for
1 year 3 months
Volunteer Background
I am the farm manager of a 12 acre sustainable farm in Lawrence, KS looking towards the future while learning from the past. Pinwheel Farm is a non-irrigated operation focusing on maintaining and continually improving the soil structure to keep this as a viable method. With the water table sitting only 17' below the surface and a silty loam soil the farm has managed to be productive and go without irrigation for 15 years.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Until this year crops have been fairly standard(tomatoes, greens, onions, etc.) but looking to experiment with different crops to see what else we can successfully produce.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Seed-saving
Plant breeding
Time Commitment
Over 10 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Really big field (5+ acres)
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Backyard gardens
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Backyard gardens
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Other relevant information
Currently have sheep rotating through 9 acres of pasture, nearly an acre of woodland for more wild crops, 1.5 acres of garden/orchard space. Available space is dependent on crop.