Thanks for the replies. I am growing beans, tomatoes, corn, zucchini, kale, daikon, herbs, and whatever else I can. I would like to do inter planting of beds and keep it curvy and more natural looking.
Thanks for the advice on tilling and manure. I was hoping it is okay to till once this year. At the end of the year when i have more leaves I can add those as mulch. My issue with sheet mulching is the amount of material it would take to fill the area, since it is not at my house I would have to make many many trips too and from the location to haul in all of the compost, leaves, straw.
Maybe I will try to sheet mulch a small area each year. I plan on keeping the plot for many years so I don't mind having a more long term plan/goal in mind. I also would like to try to get some crops this summer. In my area I can plant in about 2-3 weeks (or now for sugar snap peas and colder crops)
I also bought some cover crops that I was going to plant just to increase biomass and use as mulch in the sheet mulching process at the end of the year. My thought was to grow things on site instead of haul them in