AgriSolar Podcast Ep. 1: Growing Crops Among the Solar Panels in Colorado

The AgriSolar Clearinghouse Podcast officially kicks off with a conversation between Meg Caley, Executive Director and co-founder of the Colorado nonprofit Sprout City Farms and NCAT Energy Director Stacie Peterson. They discuss the many additive benefits of agrisolar, the challenges of farming in an obstacle course, and the importance of community. AgriSolar podcast episodes will be available on Voices from the Field, NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture podcast series.

Sprout City Farms began in 2010 with a vision of increasing food access and community resiliency through farming underutilized urban land. Among its partnerships, Sprout City Farms works with Jack’s Solar Garden in Longmont, Colorado, growing crops in the spaces between solar panels at the site, which is the largest agrivoltaic research facility of its kind in the United States.

You can read more about Sprout City Farms, Jack’s Solar Garden, and the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center at these websites: 

Sprout City Farms 

Jack’s Solar Garden 

Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center