Thank You!

A lot of people have come together to make STOGROW possible, and we'd like to take this space to publicly thank them for all the wonderful contributions they've made:

  • To all our volunteers, for their endless dedication to our cooperative community farm!
  • Kathee Hanscom and Dan Swenson, for their generous donation of land and resources.
  • Martha Schuetzle, for her extensive assistance in the garden and helping to throw our spectacular first Harvest Festival (couldn't have done it without you!).
  • Jared Cooper and J.W. Cooper Ltd., for graciously mowing our lawn all summer.
  • Jessica Burtness, for all of her (greatly appreciated) help in the garden. Thank you so much!
  • Leif Knecht and Knecht's Nursery & Landscaping, for their donation of apple trees.
  • Hilary Ziols and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, for their donation of chicken supplies, and just being great neighbors!
  • Sheri Breen, for donating chicken supplies, and having great conversations.
  • The Northfield Farmers Market, for providing a local food outlet for our community.
  • Jane Bethel, for her dedication to the STOGROW plot.
  • John Onnka, for teaching a wonderful "Sustainable Skills" pottery class.
  • Adam Garret, for his class on chicken butchering, as well as all his help and company in the garden.
  • St. Olaf Environmental Coalition, for their ongoing partnership in sustainable initiatives.
  • Just Food Coop and Mercantile, for their support of our project, as well as everything else they do.
  • The Manitou Messenger, for sharing our story with the St. Olaf community.
  • Ken Speak and Kare11 News, for their interest in our project.
  • Adam Johnson and Northfield News, for their local coverage of STOGROW.
  • Time Magazine, for their article on college farm programs and mention of STOGROW.
  • The Schuetzle Family, for all their help, donations, and endless gardening conversations.
  • Kevin Borek, for farm photography.
  • Jason Hendricks, for endorsing our proposal in the student senate.
  • Ray Larson, for doing the mowing and tilling of the STOGROW plot.
  • Gene Bakko, for lending STOGROW equipment and being our advisor.
  • Pete Sandberg, for his endless knowledge about the St. Olaf facilities (and for actually letting us use the land!).
  • Jim Farrell, for encouraging us to create the stories in which we want to live.
  • John Giannini, for his advice on tillers, growing, and for sharing the greenhouse with us!
  • Stephanie Aitken, for her donation of assorted garlic (and use of the garlic planter!).
  • Curt Frank, for a long hard night of greenhouse seeding and his help in the garden.
  • Dave Burton, for donating a tiller.
  • The Burtness Family, for lending us a tiller.
  • SGA and the Finstad Program, for financially backing STOGROW.
  • Greg Kneser and Pamela McDowell, for helping us with summer housing during the first STOGROW season.
  • Lori Middledorp, for her donation of garden plastic.
  • Gary De Krey, for his donation of tomato cages.
  • Chris Mueller, for his artistic talents and webmaster skills.
  • Hays Atkins, Katie McKenna, and Peter Abrahamson from Bon Appetit, for their excitement about STOGROW and for agreeing to give us a market.
  • Gloria Macwilliams-Brooks, for committing to help out with the first STOGROW season.
  • Vicente, por la musica.
  • The Creator, for soil, sunlight, rain, and flavor.

Want to help out? STOGROW Farm runs on volunteer power! Want to get involved? Email us at farmers@stolaf.edu.