Friday, February 26, 2016

Greenhouse Days

Spring has sprung- in the New Roots greenhouse, anyway! Farmers have been gearing up for the season by starting seedlings, attending workshops and applying for farmer's markets. Last week farmers walked each of their plots, measuring rows and spacing. This week, they were able to use that information to plan ahead for CSA shares, market sales and produce for their families. Cultivate KC staff, Alicia, has been teaching farmers the important of production planning and the farmers are excited to try out new methods!

 New Roots has welcomed five new farmers this year! The learning curve is steep for the first year, with everything starting all at once- learning to plant in a greenhouse, using market-centered English and planting vegetables that Americans like to eat and buy! They have a lot to learn in the coming months. Look for more information about these farmers on the Meet Your Farmer page in March! 

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