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The Farm's Got Class

Join 5 Fridges Farm and Sun Prairie Beef for a Cook-Up Hook-Up

A post-Valentines Culinary Date
Sunday, Feb 16

Treat yourself to a tasting adventure and learn how get more bang for your beef buck.

Learn, cook, eat, ENJOY!
Individuals and couples welcome

Registration closes Feb. 9

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Chickens and Turkeys and Eggs, Oh My

Do chickens need a special diet to keep their egg shells firm? Is artificial light a good way to keep hens laying eggs all winter? Do turkeys lay as many eggs as chickens? What type of shelter do chickens and turkeys need?

Poultry 101 has the answers to your chicken and turkey questions.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Saturday, Feb. 15 (
full)

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Community Opportunities


Grow Your Own

Attention Market Gardeners: Happiness Gardens in Wheat Ridge has ⅛ of an acre plots available. Contact Leanna Darnell at the City of Wheat Ridge (ldarnell@ci.wheatridge.co.us).


Health from the Ground Up: Feb 20

Come meet your local Jefferson County farmers and enjoy a free meal of Jeffco and Colorado grown ingredients! Registration is required - RSVP on the Jefferson County website.

It's that time of year... time to

Poop Your Plants

chicken, cow, and goat manure available

VISIT STORE


A little birdie told me that our chickens don't seem to care that it's still winter. We have eggs!

Inside the Fridge: January

What's been happening at the Farm in the past month
  • Orientation Day for the 2020 Apprentices
  • Enjoying quiet moments at the Farm
  • Playing in the snow, playing in the sun
  • Supporting the community
  • Final hoorah for the 2019 Apprentices at the National Western Stock Show

Outside the Fridge: February

What could be happening at your place this month

Plan

Do

Eat

Sustainability Community Education
Apprentice Class of 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

We had our biggest class of Apprentices this past year and they graduated with flying colors. Our final graduation celebration was held at the National Western Stock Show.
Best wishes on your farming endeavors!

Fridge Values

5 Fridges Farm strives to research and practice realistic local solutions to the issues in our current food system: access, waste, taste, environment, soil/range management, water use, and land conservation. We believe these sustainable options are best disseminated via community engagement, education, hard work, and plain old fun.

5 Fridges Farm is more than just a cool place to visit goats, it’s also a research farm around sustainable practices in urban farming.

Traditional farming spends a lot of time, money, and energy wrestling nature (climate, soil quality, pests, etc) and figuring out how to make money. Natural systems, however, balance themselves with much greater efficiency. So with each year of listening more, and fighting less, with the plants and animals of the Farm, our efforts get more efficient and more sustainable. 

It also turns out that when the human farmers don’t have the time, money, or energy for farm projects, they get creative, efficient, and sustainable. Here at 5 Fridges Farm, this has turned into a sort of 3BL (triple bottom line) evaluation for projects - the Farm projects must:

  1. Provide and maintain healthy habitats and diets for animals and insects (social)
  2. Promote and sustain the land they live on (environmental)
  3. Be local and financially sustainable (financial)

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11100 W 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO  80033
(720) 432-9437

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