See how a local resident, Scott Terrell on an average family budget, transformed a house built in 1979 into a model for moving toward fossil free living. This tour will enlighten you on special utility rebates, loans and federal tax credits and other measures you can do even a shoestring budget. Then, after lunch, see how people grow food in a high alpine environment as you meander thru the one and only Growing Dome at the Truckee Community Farm!
9:30am arrive at Assembly Point, Truckee Depot/Amtrak Station
9:45am Shuttle to Green House
10:00am Begin tour of house
11:30am – Shuttle to lunch spot
11:45pm- Nutritious locally-sourced vegetarian lunch
12:45pm shuttle to Growing Dome
1:00pm Guided tour of Growing Dome and garden
2:00pm shuttle back to start
2:15pm – return to Assembly Point
Day: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Duration: 5 hrs
Activities: Walking tour of a Green house and Growing Dome at the Truckee Community Farm
Assembly Point: Truckee Transit Depot on Commercial Row
What to bring: walking shoes, notepad, sun hat, camera (optional)
Track Captain Contact: Scott Terrell, email@example.com
Participation fee: $25 participation fee (lunch, transit, tour kit included)
Click for Transit Schedules: TART. Map of Meetup Spot at the Truckee Depot is below:
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Scott Terrell CLICK HERE FOR RESUME has over 35 years expertise in energy and water efficiency, renewable energy and green building and living.
Bill Kelly was raised on a small 40 acre farm in Northwest Ohio were he learned the basics of living off the land. As the sense of adventure pulled Bill and his brother Kevin (Kelly Bros. Painting) to Tahoe, their curiosity of bringing farming to the mountains expanded. In 2006 they were able to purchase a 20 acre parcel of land in the Tahoe/Truckee Area. They started out planting several raised beds of fruits and vegetables. As knowledge of their local climate grew, the need for alternative growing mediums increased. The success of their local painting business allowed them to purchase a Growing Dome, a self-sustaining, 850sqft greenhouse. The dream of bringing farming to the mountains in now a reality. With the addition of a farm manager and partners with local food banks, the Kelly Brothers are truly bringing family farming to Tahoe.