Solar-powered farming

Renewable Development Fund project

Zenger Farm is so much more than a farm where you can buy your produce. It’s a gathering place for summer camps, field trips, healthy cooking classes and other activities that teach about sustainable food systems.

With help from the Renewable Development Fund — which is directly supported by you, Zenger has installed 48 solar panels on its new urban grange building, providing most of the energy needed to power its offices, kitchens and classroom spaces. The remainder of their energy needs will continue to be supplied through Zenger’s long-time participation in the Green Future program.

We thank Green Future customers for helping us educate more than 1,000 Farm School students about solar,” Kate Sams, Zenger Farm Grants Manager.

Plus, the 16-acre urban farm can now teach solar energy concepts as part of a science curriculum it has developed with the David Douglas School District. A kiosk shows students how the solar panels work in real time.

You can see the panels in action when shopping for produce, attending a workshop or visiting the farm. Visit Zenger Farm for hours and events. Learn more about how you’re supporting community projects like this by visiting our Renewable Development Fund page.