Posted on September 21, 2009 with 5 Comments
Hoop house in winter time
It’s Fall harvest time , so let’s get our natural good food to all community. But don’t stop here, let’s start planting now for the winter and spring. Good, natural food should be available year round. Let’s continue to grow the Good Food Revolution. - Will Allen
Year round production is possible!
Inside of Hoop House with snow, vegetation are covered.
We do it here in Wisconsin, so it can be done anywhere. Growing Power has received many inquiries for advice on our food systems and techniques. As much as we would like to, we are unable to answer all of the requests individually, we hope those who ask will be able to attend one of our workshops sessions. The last one remaining for the year is Oct 29th and will be conducted by Will Allen. More information here.
Hoop House during summer time
Inside hoop house with compost pile
Will Harvesting inside green house
Posted on September 9, 2009 with 1 Comment
Back in August, Robert Roberston of the Halsey Street Green Solutions Group who works as a local consultant with CAO on this project contacted Will Allen to help facilitate the building of a 20×48 hoop house. The hoop house will be used to house aquaponics system similar to the one that Will has developed at Growing Power and have been helping organizations build throughout the nation.
On September 5th and 6th, Growing Power along with CAO staffers and other local partners successfully installed the hoop house aquaponics system, composting and worm systems.
Will was very impressed with the organization led by L.Nathan Hare, the Executive Director of the Community Action Organization of Erie County New York. “I think it will be a great use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding that the organization received. This project has already produced green jobs at this organization. This is the type of green projects that will help grow the good food revolution.” – Will Allen
Read the rest of the story on the Buffalo newspaper http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/787371.html