In August, we held our first corporate retreat for the PureSky Energy team! It included a tour of Jack’s Solar Garden, a catered dinner, happy hour and music for 55 of their employees nationwide.
Thanks for hosting your retreat with us, PureSky!
Harvest the Sun: An Evening at Jack's Solar Garden
In September, we held our first Harvest the Sun farm to table event at Jack’s Solar Garden,
where we showcased produce grown from underneath our solar panels and lamb raised on
the farm in various small plates for our guests throughout the evening.
We’d like to thank our partners at Colorado State University, University of Arizona,
the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sprout City Farms for sharing their knowledge
and the research they’ve been doing over the last three years!
Solar Developer Agrivoltaic Workshop #2
Our first Solar Developer Agrivoltaic Workshop in June was so successful, we decided to do it again. This time, with three full days that included field work with our partners at Sprout City Farms, data collection methods with our Colorado State University researchers and site visits
to both the Dryland Agrivoltaics Research Site in Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.
Our speakers included, Byron Kominek and Allison Jackson of the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center; James McCall, Brittany Staie, Alexis Pascaris, Kai Lepley, Brian Mirletz and Jordan Macknick of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Liza McConnell of Sprout City Farms; Amy Marble of the University of Arizona; Anna Clare Monlezun of Graze LLC; Christopher Toy
and Matthew Sturchio of Colorado State University; and Nick DiDomenico of the Dryland Agroecology Research.
We’d like to thank each of our speakers for sharing their knowledge and expertise with our attendees!
Alliance for Collective Action Fundraiser at Jack's Solar Garden
Last month, we were part of The Alliance for Collective Action’s annual regenerative farm tour. Their members are invited to tour urban and rural farms to help build the regenerative agriculture network and awareness around regenerative agriculture practices and practitioners across Colorado. Their final tour was at Jack’s Solar Garden, where we hosted their fundraiser celebrating farmers and ranchers across the front range.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host! It was truly an inspiring evening.
Agrivoltaics in Colorado: Grasslands, Vineyards and Phytoremediation
August CALC Webinar
Agrivoltaics in Colorado: Solar Siting in County Land Use Codes
September CALC Webinar
Agrivoltaics in Colorado: Agrivoltaics in the Built Environment
October CALC Webinar
We’d like to thank each of our speakers for participating in this webinar series!
If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the recordings for all past webinars on our website.
JACK'S SOLAR GARDEN VISITORS
We'd like to say a very special thank you to each of the groups that
visited us at Jack's Solar Garden over the past three months.
Thank you for your support!
School + Government Tours: Nonprofit + Corporate Tours:
Colorado State University Midwest Solar Specialists
University of Colorado Boulder Scout Clean Energy
Mead Energy Academy ASES National Solar Tour
St. Anne's Episcopal School Climate Fund
Arvada West High School EDF
Resurrection Christian School Green Drinks
The Logan School She's in Power
CU Boulder's Masters of the Environment Program PureSky Energy
Boulder Prep High School Land Trust Alliance
Whittier Elementary Garden Club of Denver
St. Vrain Valley School District's Innovation Center kWh Analytics
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Bear Peak Power
Colorado House Majority Group American Farmland Trust
Weld County Planning Department The Alliance for Collective Action
La Plata Rural Electric Association Eco-Cycle
City of Longmont Coalition for Community Solar Access
Senator Bennet of Colorado Colorado Open Lands
Senator Heinrich of New Mexico ERM
US Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office
Career Elevation and Technology Center's Greenhouse Production Class
Career Elevation and Technology Center's Advanced Agriscience Class