Live Sustainable Hosts Orchard and Hydroponic Tours
Live Sustainable, Lincoln County is hosting a tour of Grandview Orchard and Canopy Gardens in Antigo on Tuesday, Sept. 10th. Grandview Apple Orchard is located at W8086 County Road F, Antigo. Please meet at the orchard site at 5 p.m. that evening. Then it’s on to Canopy Hydroponic Gardens, just down the road at N 3000 Orchard Road, Antigo.
Grandview Orchard is owned and operated by Lisa Rettinger, an Antigo native who is a complete fanatic about local food and regenerative agriculture. 2019 will be Lisa’s fourth growing season and she is excited for you to come out and enjoy the orchard! Grandview Orchard is over 100 years old, and is a beautiful “old style” of orchard with free-standing trees that are not trellised. It is a very rare orchard with the apples being produced completely free of synthetic chemicals. Over 30 varieties of apples are either grown or coming into production.
Canopy Gardens produce is grown hydroponically. This means the family grows their plants in a water/nutrient solution rather than soil. This soil-less/controlled-environment agriculture gives plants ideal conditions for growth and the highest quality produce available. Canopy Gardens produces a vine-ripened, hand-picked product that has not been genetically altered or sprayed with harmful pesticides or herbicides. Their produce features firm texture and is naturally rich in flavor and vitamins. Canopy Gardens grows vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes, on-the-vine cluster tomatoes, European seedless
cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and basil. They also make salsa.
You do not need to be a member of Live Sustainable to attend this program, although new members are always welcome! Membership forms can be attained at UW-Madison Division of Extension Lincoln County office located at the Lincoln County Service Center, 801 N. Sales Street, Merrill or online at https://lincoln.extension.wisc.edu/p/lslc/ . See you at Grandview Orchard and Canopy Gardens on Sept. 10th.