Friday, August 28, 2015

Tunnel Workshop

This spring I was excited to accept a position on the advisory board for a multi-farm cooperative CSA called Foodshed Farms.  Due to the timing of when we became involved in this program, and the size that our own Farmshare had grown this summer, we did not start producing vegetables for Foodshed Farms until late in the season, after our summer Farmshare was complete.  I am really excited though that we will be involved in growing vegetables for the Foodshed Farms CSA this fall.

Currently Foodshed Farms is transitioning to using growers that are certified organic or certified naturally grown.  To assist in this transition and to ensure that the farmers involved in the program have as many tools in their toolbox as possible, Foodshed Farms is putting on monthly training sessions to provide hands-on experience that many of us would not otherwise have easy access to.

This month our farm hosted the training workshop and the hands on project was how to build a low cost hoophouse.  Yesterday was the day and I want to post a few pictures from the workshop.  It was so much fun spending the day with a group of like-minded, hard-working individuals.  We tend to get so wrapped up in what needs to be done on the farm, we seldom make time to stop and visit.  I so enjoyed yesterday and am thankful for all of these individuals taking time out of their week to spend the day with us.  I'm excited about being part of this cooperative!

The morning after...

1 comment:

  1. The hoop house looks amazing! Good work! There should be more workshops like this to teach farmers easy ways of yeilding huge profits, both parties benefit from it! looking forward to read more stories about the workshops!