“Deep Winter Production of Greens and Livestock Fodder Utilizing Passive Solar Energy”
- Feb. 4, 2017 – SOLD OUT. Snow day is Feb. 5.
- Feb. 25, 2017 – Click here to register. Snow day is Feb. 26.
During the class, Paradox Farm owners Sue Wika and Tom Prieve will provide 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. In addition, the structure 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. Students should be prepared to get their hands in the soil.
Registrants: Don’t forget to bring a sack lunch. Cost is $110. Farm Skills 101 graduates may register for $30.
The classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and held at Paradox Farm, 11643 State Hwy 78, Ashby, MN 56309 (Directions: 7 miles north of Ashby; 10 miles south of Battle Lake).
Sue and Tom’s greenhouse was profiled by Minnesota Public Radio. To read the MPR story, click here. For more information, including video and photos, see the following report:
- “Deep Winter Greenhouse Dreams Fulfilled by SFA January Class,” Stand for Food, Feb. 14, 2014
Deep Roots course payments are nonrefundable.