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Bemidji Community Food Shelf Unveils Deep Winter Greenhouse

Bemidji Community Food Shelf's Deep Winter Greenhouse

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf relocated to the Bemidji Industrial Park in 2012.  The new location, on a large plot of land, provided opportunity for a food shelf farm.  The farm has produced fresh fruit and vegetables for the past four summers.  This fall, in addition to the farm, the food shelf has just completed a deep winter greenhouse that will provide fresh produce throughout the winter in addition to the summer crops.  The project is in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and part of a five location study to determine viability of passive solar and other technologies in Minnesota winters.   This Saturday from 1-4, the public is invited to stop by the food shelf, celebrate the new deep winter greenhouse and learn more about it.  Executive Director Mary Mitchell and Farm Manager Hannah Klemm stopped by the KBXE studio to talk about this exciting project.  

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.