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Converting Existing Dairy Barn to a Solar Powered Grow Tunnel

July 16, 2018 - Farmers of Color Network, Horticulture, Retrofit

Farmer/Farm Name: Phillip Barker, Olusanya LLC

About the Farm: Olusanya LLC is a farm in Oxford, NC that has been in operation for 12 years raising greens, beef cattle, and producing compost. Olusanya sells wholesale and at the Raleigh Farmers Market and Raleigh Community Markets. Olusanya is a member of the Farmers of Color Network.

City: Oxford, NC

County: Granville County

Project Description: The farm was awarded $9,000 to repurpose a dairy barn for vegetable, fruit, and herb processing and to install a high tunnel for growing these products. Olusanya used solar for grow lights and other power needs.

Project Type: Horticulture, Retrofit

Amount Awarded: $9,000

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