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Jack Rabbit Hollow Farm

is a 35-acre, off-grid organic farm and animal sanctuary in Antonito, CO that uses biodynamic and permaculture-based agriculture practices such as drought tolerant plantings that enhance biodiversity, cover cropping, and rotational grazing. With their $4,980 grant they purchased and installed a solar-powered water pump and drip irrigation system for their growing spaces. Replacing a fossil fuel generator that operated their well pump in an effort to conserve water and run a more efficient system with a renewable energy source.

woman holding bowl of freshly harvested fruit and veggies

Since installing the solar-powered water pump and drip irrigation system they’ve seen their winter crop yields go up and water usage go down. Farm co-owner, Morgan Velasquez told us “we were able to install an automatic drip that operates at night using batteries and charges with the sun. We lost much less water to evaporation and conserved our water resources.” In addition, the farm created informational PDF and documented their journey through youtube and on social media for those looking for information, inspiration or thoughts on troubleshooting or switching to the solar-powered watering system.


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