Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Crop Diversity at Ayrshire Farm

Farm Photo of the Week

May 16, 2005

Photo by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Ayrshire Farm
Bill Dow
Pittsboro, NC

This photo highlights the diversity found on Chatham’s small farms. Lettuce, fennel, and greens are intercropped with crimson clover, a cool-season cover crop that improves the soil, provides nutrients to the crops, and serves as beneficial insect habitat. Bill Dow builds biodiversity into his cropping system as an important part of his organic approach to farming.

Page Last Updated: 8 years ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close