Friday, May 8, 2009

Proposal Documents for Download

For the Proposal Document (prints on 8.5x11 size paper), download by CLICKING HERE.
For the Greenhouse Dome Images file (prints on 11x17 size paper), , download by CLICKING HERE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

RE-1 School Board Meeting May 13 - Proposal Document

Re: Garden, Greenhouse at RFHSWho we are:Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, running a CSA Farm School, with a network of supporting organizations, and a mission to “grow farmers” for an emerging local food culture and economy. We will briefly introduce our partner organizations, Fat City Farms, C.O.R.E., the Basalt Thrift Store, and Slow Food Roaring Fork, and thank the School Board for this meeting, and for their questions, after.
Why we are before you:We are part of a growing national movement to improve our food supply in healthfulness, safety, and security, as well as to reduce the food industry’s “carbon footprint” by creating local food production and distribution networks. We are very fortunate in the Roaring Fork Valley, to have a history of farming and ranching, as well as excellent present-day instructors, experienced with growing food in this climate: Jerome Osentowski, Ken Kuhns, Jennifer Craig, and others. Some of the essential “glue” that binds all these efforts together is fundamental: improving the healthfulness of food for our children, in their school lunch. Giving them the understanding and the skills to grow their own food, and to learn how to grow it in ways that are healthy for the eater, as well as for the land, is “priceless”.
What we propose:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

5 Point Film Festival - for the RFHS Greenhouse Project!

This Thursday evening, May 7, the 2nd annual 5-Point Film Festival will open in Carbondale, running through Sunday, May 10. Festival organizers are featuring our School Greenhouses, and are donating a portion of festival proceeds to the Roaring Fork High School Greenhouse & Gardens project. This event has great potential to inspire the Carbondale community, as well as the whole Valley, to help with our school greenhouses. We already have one success underway, in the Yampah Mtn. HS Greenhouse dome, featured this past week in the Glenwood Post Independent.
We have agreed to provide refreshments for the four days of the festival, in the form of baked goods, such as cookies, brownies, fruit bars, etc. Estimated quantity needed: 700 – 900 items. They don’t need to be individually wrapped, a wrapped plate of cookies will be fine. So, if each baker made 40 pieces, we would need to have 20 bakers; 80 pieces per baker = 10 bakers, etc. I am freezing 30 oatmeal-plum bars today, and will make more Monday evening. If you can help, please reply to this email to let me know what you can provide. We will post drop-off instructions for midday this Thursday, May 7, on the RFHS Greenhouse blog
Danny Brown and Fat City Farms have teamed up to produce a film trailer about the School Greenhouses. You can preview a draft of the trailer:
We hope everyone agrees this is a wonderful opportunity for all the food groups in the Valley to shine, and to inspire many others to join the work we are doing.
Thank you SO MUCH for your help, and your wonderful baking skills!
Michael Thompson
'growing farmers'

Drop Off Instructions: Eco Goddess Edibles owner Lisa Ruoff has two shelves in her refrigerator to store our baked items for the weekend. Her shop is at 335 Main Street in Carbondale, and her phone number is 963-7316.