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Projects

Lotus Farm and Garden

Lotus Farm and Garden

Through a TVA Energy for Farms Grant provided by Southwestern NC RC&D Council, Sheffield was able to install a complete passive solar hot water system. The way passive solar hot water works is by collecting solar energy in the form of heat through a panel outside the greenhouse.

Bluff Mountain Nursery

Bluff Mountain Nursery

n 2016, Speight was still heating the seven greenhouses with the original propane heaters that her father had installed after transitioning from wood heat. “They were really unreliable and we were losing several of our crops due to improper heating,” said Speight. Southwestern NC RC&D Council helped to supply Bluff Mountain Nursery with a $6,000 TVA Energy for Farms Grant to install four new propane heaters in the two most important greenhouses in the nursery.