Seeding for Success: Collaboration to Enhance Sustainability through Using Seed Mats
PI: Matt Kleinhenz (Horticulture and Crop Science, OSU) Farmers: Vincent Owens (Fulfillment Microfarms Ltd., Mansfield, OH), Tim Hicks (Happy Mouth Microfarm, LLC, Mansfield, OH), Marqua Myers (Glennhaven Farm, LLC, Fredericktown, OH), Matthew & Amanda Stanfield (GrowFourth Urban Farm, Mansfield, OH), Judith Wheeler (Gro-Naked Farm, LLC, Lexington, OH), Shayne Marhofer (Willow Springs Farm, Mansfield, OH), Justin Ocheltree (NECIC, Mansfield, OH) and Walt Bonham (The Food Lab, LLC, Mansfield, OH)
Seed mat technology has the potential to help growers of micro-/baby leafy vegetables meet soil health and farm productivity goals. Farmers lack the input required to utilize seed mats most effectively. This project will help optimize seed mat design and usage, especially among SD, LR, and B limited resource farmers.