The Southeast Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota and Lake City Catholic Worker Farm will host a free public open house and potluck Saturday, May 5, as construction on the Deep Winter Greenhouse Prototype 2.0 is complete.
The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lake City Catholic Worker Farm near Lake City, Minn. The event will begin with opening remarks and a ribbon-cutting, followed by a tour at 4:30 p.m., potluck at 5:30 p.m., self-guided tours and a question-and-answer period.
“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 University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships.
The open house is part of a statewide Deep Winter Greenhouse project led by U of M Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, which 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 U of M College of Design Center for Sustainable Building Research.
Information and resources on deep winter greenhouses is available at https://z.umn.edu/deepwintergreenhouse. To RSVP for the open house, visit z.umn.edu/DWG_RSVP.