Adam and Mel Millsap own Urban Roots Farm, a four season micro farm set in the West Central neighborhood of Springfield, Missouri. We talk about their family and neighborhood involvement as they grow about a third of an acre of intensive produce, including three mobile high tunnels. Adam and Mel share their experiences managing the extremely wet weather in southern Missouri this summer, and how they care for the natural landscape in their urban environment.
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Adam cited Eliot Coleman as the source for everything he and Mel do with the high tunnels. See the New Organic Grower and the Winter Harvest Handbook for two excellent resources for high tunnel production.
The last book that Adam read is The Soil Will Save Us. He’s also very excited about JM Fortier’s The Market Gardener.
And here’s an overhead photo of Urban Roots Farm: