It’s about knowing where your energy comes from and who produces it.
As a local Boulder County farm, you will see your energy produced every time you
drive by us on North 95th Street.
Photos by Dennis Schroeder/NREL
Off of North 95th Street in Boulder County, my grandfather, Jack, bought my family’s farm in 1972. Here, Jack farmed hay and wheat to support his family until 1980 when he passed away. Through this summer of 2019, hay production continues even though it has become less and less economical on our 24-acre farm.
As a boy, I spent summer vacations on my family's farm visiting my grandmother. After graduate school, serving in the Peace Corps, and working as a U.S. diplomat for the U.S. Agency for International Development, I wanted to live on my grandfather’s farm to learn how to make the most of our land. My path led me to solar energy and how agriculture can be integrated within a solar array. Now, Jack’s memory will live on as Jack’s Solar Garden will give new life to his farm and become not just a benefit to our family, but also to our community.