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Harvesting Home: "Em"Powering Boulder County's Food & Energy Future

  • Location: Jack's Solar Garden
  • Price: $5

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Join the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center and Slow Food, Boulder for an inspiring morning at Jack's Solar Garden where you can learn about tangible action you can take to support Boulder County's local food system, local and state policy initiatives, and the renewable energy transition.
Come and meet the local farms and producers that are Boulder County's food system, and learn how to get involved with these organizations through volunteer days, purchasing CSA shares or supporting local farm stands, and more!
Speak to local and state policy advocates and learn about how to support these initiatives as Boulder County and Colorado residents.
Understand how technology can support a thriving local food system, from mushrooms to vertical farming to agrivoltaics. Go on a tour of Jack's Solar Garden and learn about all of the wonderful work being done on this small farm in Longmont, and hear about ways you can implement energy efficiencies in your own home.
A coffee cart will be available with coffee, chai and iced tea for purchase.
Tours of Jack's Solar Garden will be staggered throughout the morning at regular intervals to avoid congestion in the parking area
A few things to keep in mind:
1) Jack's Solar Garden
- Surfaces throughout the site are unpaved and uneven
- The site is exposed to the elements, with very little shade/cover, please dress for current / expected weather conditions and bring water and sun protection.
- All site attendees must wear close-toed shoes 
2) Facilities: 
- There two port-a-potties on site, please plan accordingly
- Leashed service animals are allowed on site, but must be kept controlled - any unruly service animal will be asked to leave - for their safety.
- Pets are not allowed on the site. 
3) Jack’s Solar Garden is located at 8102 N. 95th St. Longmont, CO 80504 – trust Google Maps!
- Please be careful when pulling into the driveway of Jack’s Solar Garden, this is a working farm and there are often people and animals on site. Signal early to turn from the main road and drive slowly past the farmhouse to the right of the silo. Once in the back lot, someone will assist you with parking. 
4) We require each attendee to register individually for this tour so that they can complete the liability waiver (that can be completed when registering for a ticket).
5) In case of inclement weather: 
- Where possible, CALC staff will notify visitors before arriving on site if the weather conditions are unsuitable for a tour - full refunds will be issued.
- If inclement weather arises during the event: please follow the instructions of staff.
6) Lightning Policy: For your safety, if lightning strikes within an 8-mile radius of the solar array, everyone must exit the array site promptly and regroup in the parking lot. Please follow staff instructions carefully. Nobody is permitted within the solar array within 30 minutes of a lightning strike that occurs within an 8-mile radius. If lightning is forecasted, the event will be set up in an adjacent field and not within the solar array.
Please reach out if you have any questions! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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