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Jacob Thies – Third Year Element Focus at North Slope Farm, in 2016
Third Year Focus Introduction – Greenhouse
At the core of early spring production at North Slope Farm is the greenhouse element. The jumping off location for the season, the heated greenhouse where we start all of our seedlings for on-farm successions, wholesale account sales, and retail seedling sales for all three markets. On cold, wet days, the greenhouse allows the crew to congregate in a warm, dry location to complete tasks. On seeding days, we see our work grow exponentially as table after table become filled with harbingers of summer. The heated greenhouse is a special place. And for all of those reasons and more, I’ve chosen to focus my third year on the Greenhouse element North Slope Farm.
Statement of Intent:
To implement the greenhouse order forms, maintain a healthy environment for seedlings, communicate effectively with farm and planting manager regarding the status of seedlings, and to have a good time doing it.
Materials needed for managing the heated greenhouse operation include:
Oil to lubricate circulating fans at start of season
Trays, cowpots, four-packs containers
Minerals and soil mix additives
Heating mats & Foam insulating pads
Greenhouse Manager Responsibilities:
“Waking up” the greenhouse and all implements at the beginning of the season
Maintaining enough trays, seeds, sifted compost, additives, and soil mix for efficient crew work
Working with the Planting manager to implement the crop plan by overseeing the organization of the greenhouse planting
Create and implement greenhouse order forms for wholesale and retail seedling sales
After seeds are sown in trays, managing the care of crops: watering, controlling the temperature and ventilation, and monitoring pest control
Creating a healthy, uncluttered area surrounding the greenhouse
All in all, I’m looking forward to focusing my energies on the greenhouse element. It will be a big wave of work upfront then to tail off as the weather agrees with direct seeding. Here’s to a great 2016 season.
WILD FITNESS HERB WALK
WE WILL BE HOSTING AN HERB WALK ON THE FARM THIS FALL
WALK THE BEAUTIFUL ONE MILE FITNESS TRAIL
WHILE LEARNING ABOUT THE MEDICINAL PLANTS GROWING ON OUR FARM
WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING DATES AND TIMES SOON
INFORMATION ABOUT SIGNING UP TO ATTEND THIS WALK AND TALK
WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL AS SENT OUT IN OUR FARM NEWSLETTER
North Slope Farm Event -Trail Walks
Saturdays at 9 am.
Meet at: Farmhouse Parking lot, 1701 Linvale-Harbourton Road, 08530.
Guided Trail Walk, to begin at 9 am.
Firm Ground, Winter Birds and Open Spaces.. for more info see the post Fall Trail Running..
Please RSVP to North Slope Farm to confirm your participation!
Informal Gathering of Friends, known and new,
we’ll be meeting each Wednesday, from 5-7,
at the Farmhouse, 1701 Linvale-Harbourton Rd (Route 579).
When we are lucky, Musicians will be in attendance…
North Slope Farm will provide samples of our Specialty Herb Infusions,
And a Market Table will be available for purchase of select items,
Our Specialty Herbs, Heirloom Tomato Goodness and Ketchup,
Our Fresh Eggs and Juice and Produce as conditions permit..
If considering joining us, please call ahead of time to confirm!
609-460-4636 – pls leave brief message with number to receive return call.
Summit Farmers Market Letter to Summit Downtown Inc, Fellow Vendors and our Awesome Customers
November 14, 2016
Mike Rassweiler – North Slope Farm