The workshop, Winter
Preparation for a High Tunnel, is
about turning the soil over, adding
compost and planting.
For those unfamiliar with farming,
a high tunnel is a tall commercial
or industrial-sized greenhouse. These
are used in commercial agriculture
applications to maintain a more
reliable and uniform temperature and
humidity and to protect plants from
variables such as wind.
“Plant selection is important
because not all plants will grow with
the cool weather and the current
light,” Sally Cutler said.
The Cutlers have chosen to teach
this workshop, along with many
prior to this, because they support the
Farmshed and want as many people
involved in the local food movement
“We were one of the first farms
to get a high tunnel, many people
now have them. Hopefully we can
share some of our experiences,” Sally
Students and faculty can highly
benefit from these workshops.
“First of all you will see a real
farm trying to be sustainable fifteen
minutes from campus, secondly it’s
hands-on learning, finally... it’s fun!”
Sally Cutler said.
Holly Petrillo and John Sheffy
from Liberation Farm in Almond will
continue the series on Sunday, Oct.
13 with a cheese making workshop
at the Greenhouse Project. Here, all
cheese heads can gather to learn to
make the food of their kind.
To finish the fall workshop series,
Shelly Platten from Café Espresso will
conduct “Soup’s On” in the Teaching
Kitchen on the second floor of the
CPS on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.
The Farmshed hosts theworkshops to make Central Wisconsin
a well-known, local food community.
Through the workshops, they are
working to expand the connection
between community members and
So, why should we support local
businesses? The logical answer is to
support the local economy, but there
is so much more to it than what meets
Supporting local and regional
food systems are vital to ensuring
and social sustainability.
Buying local supports local
economies and helps keep family
farmers farming. It also creates a
connection between consumers and
local farmers that enhances both
individual and community health.
For more information about the
workshops, visit www.farmshed.org