CSA LEADER needed at weekly times to help members pick up their shares one evening and find volunteers to deliver CSA shares to drop off points. Ten hours a week.
- HARVESTERS needed for two shifts per day – 6am to 8am & 8am to 11am. Duties are to work in field to pick and be trained in post harvest cleaning and packing.Volunteers can one day to three days a week. All volunteers report to the head grower.
- FUNDRAISERS needed to work to generate activism and funding to support our vision and mission. Team of people – need weekly to help 5-15 hrs week.
- SOCIAL NET WORKERS needed to promote our Facebook and website with mission to increase viewers to thousands.
HEATING HOOP HOUSES SUSTAINABLY – www.harvestmountainfarmgardens.org
Step 1 Dig a series of trenches that are 3 feet long by 3 feet wide through your hoop house.
Step 2 Fill the trenches with 1 part manure and 2 parts sawdust to create compost.
Step 3 Water your compost mixture with a garden hose. Keep your compost as wet as a wrung-out sponge.
Step 4 Check your compost with a meat thermometer every few days. If the compost temperature drops below 120 degrees, turn the compost inside out with a shovel.
Step 5 Cover trenches with a sheet of ¾-inch plywood to create walking paths over them.
Step 1 Cover the exterior of your greenhouse with polyethylene bubble wrap for a light, removable insulation. Leave bubble wrap on during daylight hours to create additional heat inside a hoop house when you expect the weather to worsen. Use bubble wrap to create smaller heating tents inside your greenhouse for tender plants.
Step 2 Cover plants with floating row covers at night to protect them from changes in temperature.
Step 3 Cover plants with upturned mason jars or bell-shaped glass jars known as cloches to create mini-greenhouses within your hoop house.
Increased Thermal Mass
Step 1 Purchase opaque black rain barrels or reconditioned steel drums from a garden center or hardware store.
Step 2 Fill the barrels with water.
Step 3 Place the rain barrels at central points around your hoop house where they will absorb the maximum amount of sunlight. Use them as legs for potting benches or seedling tables. Rain barrels will absorb solar energy throughout the day and radiate it back at night.
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2011 School Partnerships
*Jefferson County Headstart, Arvada
*Wheat Ridge Headstart, Wheat Ridge
*Denver Street School, Lakewood
*Summit Academy Denver, Denver
*Jefferson Country School Food Services
*Lakewood High School, Warren Tech, McClain High School , Brady High
2012 Restaurant Partnerships