Jordan Brown - Gainesville, Florida

Cover Crop Innovators Video Series

 

The Family Garden is a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm. Sales are driven by a CSA, farmers' markets and wholesale. Jordan Brown's cover crops typically include oats or rye in the fall through spring, and sunn hemp or sudangrass in the summer. Cover crops are planted in drive rows between vegetable beds, and sometimes are rotated into vegetable beds in following years. Building soil organic matter is difficult in his climate and production system, so Brown uses cover crops every chance he can. They also help break up pest and disease cycles.

Watch more videos in this series about cover crop innovators.