iowa: build a root washer for you vegetable farm/ root washer giveaway!

posted May 29, 2014

Versaland Farm

Iowa City, IA 

Tuesday July 22nd, 2-7pm

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A critical piece of farm profitability is having the tools to work efficiently.  Beginning farmers, those quickly and earnestly tackling a new production model often have limited capital or skills.  So…if you can’t afford a $3,000 root washer, you may try to build one…if you can weld and have access to a full metal fabrication and wood shop.  What if you don’t have the cash or specialized skills?  We’ve got you covered.

Grant Schultz, in collaboration with two other local farms, wrote a SARE grant, “Farmer-built No-welding Root Washer for Small Farmers”.  During the course of this workshop, we’ll build a robust root washer built around a repurposed double-walled poly drain culvert.  This is a heavy-duty tool with lots of utility for a fraction of a pre-built model.

Also, WE’LL GIVE IT AWAY to one lucky attendee.  You come, you learn, you eat, you may go home with a free root washer.  Better bring a trailer and crossed fingers. To learn more CLICK HERE—->