Hmmm, been thinking a lot lately about no till lasagna gardening. So, I am no longer going to till my garden this year (or ever for that matter). Anyway, with the idea of Lasagna Gardening: I have been thinking and this fall instead of doing what I described above, the plan is to plant the Rye and do all that then to lay down a layer of Manure (either Horse or Steer) then a layer of apple leaves then a layer of grass clippings, then a layer of shredded Maple leaves, then a layer of shredded Red, Green and Brown Seaweed and finally a layer of Manure (Chicken in the non potatoe/corn areas and Horse in the potatoe/corn areas). I think that this will create even better soil. Also, I have been thinking about inquiring at my local supermarket as to what they do with their leftover spent lettuce and put that in as a layer. Probably in between the seaweed and the manure.
There is a community garden in town that was built on a vacant gravel lot and they started by putting lettuce and other greens that they had recieved from local supermakets, etc. Anyway, just with the addition of that over a layer of cardboard, a year later they had the best soil!
I am personally a believer in alternations of greens and browns though... do the real compost thing.