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The Movers at Work

Ron, Chris, Cheryl, and Julie are lifting a covered raised bed for transport to a staging location where the bed will be refurbished and then installed at a local school or food pantry. Hillary, Hank, Phyllis, Anne, Rose and Lee … Continue reading

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Gravity Fed Drip Irrigation

The Harvest Center promotes sustainable, healthy lifestyles. Our dome greenhouse at Aspen Valley Ranch in Woodland Park, CO grow veggies year ’round off-the-grid. Because of our past couple of years experiencing drought, we developed an interest in demonstrating the use … Continue reading

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Great Enthusiasm Expressed at Workshop

On this beautiful day in the Rockies, sixty + high altitude gardeners brought their positive energy to the Woodland Park Library. Lee Willoughby began with a brief overview of the workshop and events scheduled for this Spring.  Click to view … Continue reading

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Welcome our UCCS Nutrition Student Volunteer

Ron, Kathy & I welcomed Tashina to our volunteer work crew at the Harvest Center dome by asking her to incorporate soil amendments into raised beds and apply a deep watering. Additional work by our crew assured the dome that … Continue reading

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Selecting and Starting Seeds Workshop

A large group of high altitude gardeners convened today for a workshop on selecting and starting seeds appropriate for our environment. Jennifer Allard, Mary Menz and Lee & Kathy Willoughby shared their experiences with the group. Follow this link for … Continue reading

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2009 Harvest Center Retrospective

The Harvest Center “sprouted” in 2009 from Lee Willoughby on Vimeo. After a lengthy germination, The Harvest Center sprouted in 2009 and grew substantially that first year. Our dome greenhouse was built and began producing veggies for the Community Cupboard … Continue reading

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Harvest Center 2014 Event Calendar

The Harvest Center is pleased to announce our calendar of events for 2014.  Since 2009, we have offered free workshops and events each month and attended the Woodland Park Farmers Market to promote high altitude gardening and swap information with … Continue reading

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Off-the-Grid Tomatoes

December Tomatoes from Lee Willoughby on Vimeo. These lovely tomatoes will soon be dropped off at our local food pantry, Community Cupboard. It is awesome that a dome greenhouse allowed these tomatoes to grow into the first week of December … Continue reading

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Interesting Variation on Making Compost Tea

This video promotes the use of hydrogen peroxide in the recipe for creating compost tea.  We assume that its purpose is to provide oxygen without use of an aerator.  Some comments on youtube suggested that the hydrogen peroxide would kill … Continue reading

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Fall Newsletter

We’ve written a brief newsletter highlighting upcoming events and the Colorado Local Food Shift movement. Hopefully, we’ll see you October 12th at the Winter Farmers Market in the Ute Pass Cultural Center and October 20th at the Woodland Park Library … Continue reading

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