Stephen W.

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Full Name
Stephen Ward
Member for
10 months 3 weeks
Volunteer Background
Hobbyist, homesteader, permaculture fan. Permanently established and working on lifetime project food forest and orchard.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
I am primarily working on establishing a perennial food forest and orchard utilizing woody and herbaceous perennials. I also have a vegetable garden.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Seed-saving
Time Commitment
2-5 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Small field (10,001 sq. ft. - 1 acre)
Soil Details
Generally clay loam, slightly acidic. Some areas of deep fertile loam. Good drainage throughout. Previously pasture land for naturally raised cattle.
Soil Type
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Wheat, corn.
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Wheat, corn, soy
Other relevant information
Groundhogs and deer spotted on occasion.