To contribute to our long-term viability, we are spreading out our ambitions through various projects and phases and being guided by a shared vision.
In the winter of 2018/2019, we started Greens 365, a project to heat one of our greenhouses and produce greens all year. This project is funded by a community investor and alongside a partnership with Colby-Sawyer College. Currently the greenhouse is heated by a propane heater, but Colby-Sawyer is helping us research the possibility and logistics of using compost as a heat source to make this project sustainable over the long term.
The impetus for the project was simple: We noticed a gap in greens in the market during the winter months. Heated greenhouses can produce all year in New Hampshire, it’s just about building the infrastructure.
Farm vision at west road
In the summer and fall of 2017, we embarked on a journey to develop Sweet Beet Farm on our own land on West Road in Bradford, New Hampshire. We carved out a small field amidst the forested landscape. We made beds and dug a pond for water. We then put up an NRCS funded high tunnel next to the fields.
We have dreams to continue developing this land as a permaculture haven, complete with learning center, packing shed, nursery, annual beds, perennial gardens, and more for not only vegetable production but also education and refuge.