Here is the open house and latest from the greenhouse in a photo update!
The greenhouse pre-landscaping around the exterior.
At the open house engineer Dan speaks about how the passive solar structure works.
Here's a view of the air outtake at the front of the building, the circulation fan is in the middle, the intake (for hot air) is at the peak (black tiling).
|Farmers John and Brooke.|
|Farmers John and Brooke, Greg from UMN RSDP.|
Thank you to our CSA members who have supported us on our journey! We were thrilled to have members Yvonne & Lee sharing the excitement of the day and cutting the ribbon with us!
|Brooke, Yvonne and Lee.|
Thanks to all who shopped our mini market, came to enjoy the festivities and learn and celebrate with us! The event was very energizing and exciting. Live music was enjoyed by all, courtesy of Dick Kimmel and Stacey Watje. Live entertainment provided by farm cat Loki.
The first planting of arugula is up and off the germination mats! Seeding will occur about every other day until the greenhouse is filled up. Right now there are baby greens and microgreens growing, as we finish setting up the growing space in the greenhouse.
Gutter planters and plastic trays on the germination mats. We are working on setting up the inside structures, farm dog Odin likes to help (in comfort, of course).
The back room will be for storage and soil mixing, etc.
Below you can see some of the gutter planters underneath the germination/planting table.
Thanks go out to event organizers:
UMN Regional Sustainable Development Partnership and the Sustainable Farming Association.
Shout out to our local contractors:
Cedar Hill Homes (Glenn Hauser, general construction); Darin Portner Trucking (excavation/grading work); Nosbush Glass Co. (plexiglass install); NU Current Electric; Pat Faerber Masonry (block work); Searles Well Drilling (water work, directional boring); Heiderscheidt Digging (tiling suppies for air circulation system); Carroll Distributing (construction supplies); Larry Knisley - what would we do without your construction help! Thank to Frandsen Bank for financing the project!
None of the big wigs came, but we got this nice letter from Senator Amy Klobuchar! :)
Cheers! We'll keep sending out updates on facebook and here, as we grow!
Where can you find us next?Mankato Winter Farmers' Market
Saturday, November 11th 10:00-12:00am, at Drummers Garden Center