We think slow by nature is the way to go.
We have built two 30×96 foot Hoop Houses which, with our other gardens at Basecamp, help produce some of the vegetables, flowers, fruits, and herbs we use year-round in the Basecamp Brewery, Brewpub, The Summit and the Devils Backbone Distilling Co. Distillery Lounge cocktail list.
In Early May of 2017, we planted one greenhouse with 175 tomato plants, 80 pepper plants, and dozens of basils. The second greenhouse continuously produced a variety of salad green and few tender herbs.
We have also established a 2000 square foot perennial edible garden adjacent to the greenhouses. This garden contains rosemary, lavender, sorrel, Anne Hyssop, verbena, lemon balm, sage, rhubarb, thyme, mint, raspberries, and elderberries. Not too far from here, we have planted three native mulberry trees – an investment in our future fruit harvest!
Additionally, we have teamed up with our Nelson County chapter of the Master Gardeners to establish a pollinator garden and walking path. This garden consists of two designed garden beds featuring pollinator-friendly native plants and a 1000 square foot wildflower meadow.