Dateline: 26 May 2015
Paul Kaiser appears to be doing something remarkable with his market garden micro farm in Sebastopol, California. Here's a quote from This Online Article....
Last year, Kaiser’s Sonoma County farm grossed more than $100,000 an acre, which is 10 times the average, per-acre income of comparable California farms. This includes Sonoma’s legendary vineyards, which have been overtaking farmland for decades, largely because wine grapes have become much more lucrative these days than food, at least the way most farmers grow it.
Kaiser manages all of this without plowing an inch of his ground, without doing any weeding, and without using any sprays—either chemical or organic.
I learned about Paul Kaiser's unique farming methods from This Interview. His web site is At This Link.
An interesting part of Paul Kaiser's farming system is the use of occultation covers, much like Jean-Martin Fortier uses in Quebec. But instead of referring to the material as black plastic, he calls it "black fabric."