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2017 started with an exciting new plan to develop a student driven, collaborative CSA that was affordable and contributed to our community in positive ways. gas kinetic energy We partnered with Tree A’Lolly farms in Doney Park and the Women Infants and Children program of Coconino County. Ten people signed up for our trial year and we had plans to donate to WIC. What an exciting and stressful experience. electricity symbols Every week, we marveled at what was coming out of the ground, while worrying if everything was going to grow or if we would have enough food for the shares. Is there enough variety? Will people know what to do with the produce? Are people going to be sick of lettuce? Better yet, when will people get sick of lettuce?

We were certified as a Sustainable Project and Community Partner with Coconino County. We gave tours to the greater Flagstaff community through the Garden Ninjas, Sustainable Homes Tour, and 15 different classes and school groups ranging from elementary through college aged. electricity load shedding We visited five classrooms to give presentations about the EcoRanch. In all, we had direct contact with approximately 450 individuals. We collaborated with two river guides who worked for AZRA (a local rafting company) and collected 425 pounds of compost from five river trips. The guides were able to teach approximately 100 clients about the importance and ease of composting. youtube gas pedal dance We educated 750 tourists about sustainable living and water, energy, and resource conservation through ecotourism with our student designed, self-guided tours and educational packets, a requirement of each intern and capstone group.

We were able to secure $3500 in grants from Flagstaff Foodlink and the WWOOF organization that allowed us to upgrade to a more efficient irrigation system, further reducing our water use, and create a safer working environment onsite through electrical upgrades in the barn. Thanks to Warner’s and Goodman Electric for their assistance on these projects! Inside the house, we installed a high efficiency wood stove to further reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, switched to LED lights in all light fixture, two more energy star fans to help circulate warm air in winter. youtube electricity And finally, we offset our water, electricity, and fuel use through Terra Pass (it cost $200 for the year) and we encourage you to do the same.

If anyone is interested in helping fund our organization so we can maintain an upward trajectory and continue to support sustainable education in Flagstaff while growing healthy, affordable produce for our community, we would appreciate your generosity. You can send us a check, donate through Paypal, or contact us via phone or email to make arrangements and we will send you a donation letter for your tax records.

Our student driven CSA starts soon! This is a collaborative CSA between Flagstaff EcoRanch, Tree A’Lolly Farms, and WIC. Here are a few photos of some of the veggies growing and awaiting your dinner plates! We are selling ten shares and donating five to WIC. f gas regulations r22 Please send us an email if you are interested. We do have a waiting list, but as the season progresses we are hoping to determine whether we can offer more shares at a reduced cost. If so, we can get in touch if you are interested. b games play online Shares run $250 for a twenty week period. This will be slightly experimental for us as we have never run a CSA before so we will be checking in with our members for feedback. Shares will have about three to four pounds of produce each week and towards the beginning of the season, may be supplemented with eggs, dried herbs, or teas as we wait for everything to grow. One of the biggest challenges in Flagstaff is working with the weather (like 2 inches of snow last week) and making sure everything doesn’t freeze. la gasolina letra Interns and capstone students will be getting involved and using this CSA as a learning tool. They will be collecting harvest data, consumer feedback, learning about marketing and sales, working with finances, and strengthening community partnerships. We hope that through this CSA we can continue to “grow food to grow the local food network.”