SFA’s Deep Roots Farmer Development Program is hosting another edition of its short course, Deep Winter Production of Greens and Livestock Fodder Using Passive Solar Energy, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Paradox Farm, 11643 State Hwy 78, Ashby.
During the class, Paradox Farm owners Sue Wika and Tom Prieve will provide a detailed overview of the construction and operation of their deep-winter greenhouse, which utilizes passive solar energy with underground heat storage. The greenhouse provides greens for local consumers and is utilized to produce fodder for the farm livestock.
Students will be in the greenhouse to see how greens and fodder are planted and harvested. This is a hands-on workshop; be prepared to get your hands in the soil.
Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $110. Farm Skills 101 graduates may register for $30. Paradox Farm is 7 miles north of Ashby and 10 miles south of Battle Lake.