Sinks Canyon Center News

Partnership between CWC and UW allows for locally grown fresh produce

A partnership between Central Wyoming College, the University of Wyoming and the Popo Agie Conservation District allowed for the construction of a facility where produce will be grown year round at the CWC Sinks Canyon Center.

UW supplied $1,600 of materials in trade for specific data that the Sinks Canyon staff will provide over the next five years, explained SCC Director Ken Colovich.  The data includes the durability of the High Tunnel Hoops House under various weather conditions, soil and air temperature, yield of the crops, and information on the plant species grown in the structure. The conservation district organized a workshop for 11 people to work on the construction, and CWC's seasonal employees and full-time staff also participated on the build, Colovich said.

A garden plot was added in 2013 next to the greenhouse. Seedling plants started in the greenhouse will be transplanted to the outside garden.


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50 Field Station Road
Lander, WY 82520
Phone: 307-332-3202
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