Welcome to my new blog! As the CSU Extension Regional Specialist for Greenhouse and Nurseries, I have had the opportunity to interact with many growers across the state. In the last year I've observed a sharp peak in interest in small-scale controlled environment agriculture in Colorado. "Controlled Environment" agriculture, what is that?! Basically, anything that manipulates the natural environment in order to grow plants falls under this term. Greenhouses, season extension techniques, hydroponics and aquaponics are all examples.
This blog will be a place to showcase all the exciting projects in Colorado! Look for upcoming posts on a community aquaponics project; a food production workshop using greenhouses, hydroponics and aquaponics that I'm hosting in Longmont in July; school greenhouse projects in the Roaring Fork Valley; and an urban farm in the Denver Public School system!