York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 27 to prepare for Glow at the Gardens.
Glow at the Gardens is sold out (no tickets available at the door).
The pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms is closed for the season.
Chatfield Farms Veterans Farm Program recently partnered with Veterans to Farmers to create a dual-track program that offers richer opportunities for veterans.
The dual-track program includes:
- Diversified vocational opportunities
- Engagement with community
- Creation of relationships with other service members
- Financial compensation for participation
This stipend program provides a space to learn hands-on, small-scale vegetable production and controlled-environment greenhouse skills. Veterans can choose either the 10-week, in-soil farming program (CSA at Chatfield Farms) or the 6-week greenhouse management program (Denver, CO).
In-Soil Farming Program
The mission of The Veterans Farm Program is to connect military veterans to a farming career, specifically in small-scale vegetable production, in a way that engages the mind, body, and soul in a holistic approach to sustainable living.
During the 10-week session participants will discuss key farming/business topics, work/train with Chatfield Farms staff, tour other local farms, and write a farm business plan as a group. The topics will include:
Key Farming Topics
- Seeds/Plant Propagation
- Pests and Disease
- Harvest/Post Harvest
- Market Quality Expectations
- Cover Crop
Business Planning Topics
- Mission/Vision Statement
- Goal Setting
- Strength/Weakness Analysis
- Crop Planning
- Profit/Cost Analysis
- Record Keeping
- Grant Writing/Funding
The program will be offered in two separate 10-week sessions, Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- First Session: May 24 - August 5, Orientation May 9
- Second Session: August 9 - October 20, Orientation August 1
Send an email to email@example.com with any questions and to sign up.
Greenhouse Management Program
Please visit the Veterans to Farmers website: http://veteranstofarmers.org/
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and to sign up.