PILLAGER, Minn. — The Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, and Grampa G’s Farm will host a public open house on Saturday, December 8 as the Deep Winter Greenhouse Prototype 2.0 finishes construction.
The open house will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 10:00-12:00. at Grampa G’s Farm, 207 W Highway 210, Pillager, MN 56473. The event begins with opening remarks (10:00 a.m.), a ribbon cutting and tour (10:30 p.m.), and self-guided tours and a question-and-answer period to follow. The event is free to the public. RSVPs are requested at z.umn.edu/DWG_RSVP.
“Deep Winter Greenhouses represent a future of local foods that will come from innovations to expand markets and the production season,” said Greg Schweser, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems for the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP).
The open house is part of a statewide Deep Winter Greenhouse project led by the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP). RSDP is working with five producers and community groups across Minnesota to field test a prototype design of a passive solar greenhouse that enables farmers to produce crops throughout the winter. The prototype was designed in collaboration with the University of Minnesota College of Design Center for Sustainable Building Research.
RSDP provides information and resources on Deep Winter Greenhouses on its Deep Winter Greenhouse resource page: https://z.umn.edu/deepwintergreenhouse
Support for the RSDP’s Deep Winter Greenhouse Initiative has been provided by the University of Minnesota Extension; MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures; University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment; University of Minnesota Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership; MDA Specialty Crop Block Grant; USDA SARE; BFG Supply; Mattson, MacDonald, Young Structural Engineers; Compeer Financial; AgriBank; and AgCountry Farm Credit Services. ——
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