Four Season Farm
Four Season Farm is an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine, owned and operated by writers Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman, and managed by Eliot’s daughter Clara Coleman. The farm produces vegetables year-round and has become a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.
Rimol Greenhouse Systems has become a major greenhouse manufacturing company and has developed a brand name synonymous with quality. Rimol is also the manufacturer of the ‘Rolling Thunder’ movable greenhouse.
Clara worked as the Four-Season Farming Specialist for Rimol Greenhouse Systems for a few years, and through this work she developed a number of video blogs on high tunnel growing. They can be viewed at Rimol’s website.
Maine Farmland Trust
Maine Farmland Trust is an award-winning statewide organization that works to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance farming. Structured as a land trust, MFT is the state’s leading force in protecting farmland, often working in partnership with local and regional land trusts. But MFT is equally engaged in keeping farming vital. Through FarmLink, MFT places next-generation farmers on land. Through the Buy/Protect/Sell program, MFT helps to make farmland more affordable for farmers. And through the Farm Viability projects, MFT helps existing farmers prosper, through both direct assistance and innovative community projects.
‘Four-Season Forward’ was a grant project Clara organized in partnership with Maine Farmland Trust to inspire and enhance more sustainable four-season farming production on Maine’s small family farms for the benefit of farmers, local communities and Maine’s food-security. The project was focused on helping small family farms to supply fresh produce year-round to the Unity Food Hub, in Unity, Maine.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Supplying a wide range of seeds and tools to fresh market growers and avid home gardeners since 1973, with an excellent selection of winter harvest varieties. Also a source for Agribon row covers used in the four-season farm
Slow Tools is an innovative group of farmers, engineers, and makers assembled to identify challenges growers face and brainstorm solutions and new ideas for new tools for the small-scale farm.
Farm Hack is an open source community for resilient agriculture.
For more information on consulting services and speaking engagements, please contact Clara through her Contact page.