GREENHOUSE INNOVATIONS AT CATE FARM
Wednesday May 9th, 4:00 pm, Plainfield VT
Richard Wiswall and Sally Colman run Cate farm, where they have 7 greenhouses that produce greenhouse tomatoes, other vegetables, bedding plants, flowers and herbs. Over the past few years they have made many innovations, including the installation of homemade bottom-watering benches, a trolley system for transporting trays between houses, and modifying all their oil furnaces to run on biodiesel that is made on the farm from local waste vegetable oil. Recently, Wiz also converted a G cultivating tractor to run on batteries.
Directions: take Interstate 89 to exit 8, get off the ramp onto Route 2 headed east, go nine miles, towards Plainfield. Look for a big log building (Plainfield Hardware) on the left, about 1/4 mile before turning left onto Coburn Rd. (Coming from the east on Route 2 Coburn Rd. is one mile after Plainfield, on the right.) Go one mile on Coburn Road, through covered bridge, to Cate Farm Rd. on the right. The farm is 1/4 mile up on the left. For more info or if questions, contact Vern Grubinger.
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