(PRWEB) January 30, 2013
This January, Rimol Greenhouse Systems of Hooksett welcomed their new, four-season farming consultant, Clara Coleman. Coleman is the daughter of renowned organic farmer, author, and educator, Eliot Coleman.
In 2008, Coleman co-founded Divide Creek Farm, an intensive, two acre vegetable farm in Silt, Colorado. For three years, Coleman ran Divide Creek Farm with her business partner. At the farm, Coleman selected Rimol Greenhouse System’s “Rolling Thunder”™ greenhouse to produce year-round vegetables under harsh winter conditions. She also hosted events for educating young farmers about the importance of “small-farming” and participated in year-round local farmers markets.
In December of 2012, Coleman delivered a presentation with her father titled “Keeping Four-Season Farming in the Family” at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture at the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, NY.
“Anyone can four-season farm, whether at home or commercial,” Coleman said. “This is a new and exciting realm for people to utilize their resources. My goal is to inspire youth about farming and to build an understanding about how they can get involved.”
In 2011, Coleman founded Clara Coleman Four-Season Farm Consulting. One of her primary clients includes Wegmans Food Markets in upstate New York. This past summer, Coleman moved to Portland, Maine, with her two sons, to be closer to her family. Coleman now works as a four season farming consultant and travels across the country delivering speeches as a means to inspire and encourage the next generation of farmers.
“I have known about Rimol Greenhouses ever since my father and Bob Rimol collaborated on the movable Rolling Thunder TM greenhouse model a number of years ago.” Coleman said. “When I started a four-season farm in Colorado, I knew I wanted to use the Rolling Thunder ™ greenhouse models on my farm. Bob Rimol was a pleasure to work with during that time, his dedication to customer service, quality and innovation are exemplary, and so it seemed only natural that I would want to work with Bob and Rimol Greenhouses once I moved back east.”
Coleman will maintain a column called “Clara’s Corner” on Rimol Greenhouse System’s website about four-season farming. She will also assist with blogs, videos and other forms of outreach for the company. On February 16, Coleman will be the honorary speaker at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s Winter Conference.
“We are happy to start the New Year with Clara’s expertise on board,” Bob Rimol, founder of Rimol Greenhouse Systems, said. “It has always been a part of our company’s mission to educate farmers, of all ages and experiences, about the importance of sustainable farming.”
Visit http://www.rimolgreenhouses.com/ to learn more about Clara’s Corner on Rimol Greenhouse Systems website.
About Rimol Greenhouse Systems: In 1994, Bob Rimol, owner of Rimol Greenhouse Systems, decided to leave his home state of New Jersey and relocate with his young family to New Hampshire. Bob began working as a greenhouse manufacturer’s representative specializing in structures and systems. However, he soon realized the need to “build a better mousetrap” and set out to customize greenhouse technology in order to better suit the needs of his customers. Bob then founded Rimol Greenhouse Systems in order to provide innovative and quality greenhouse technology for local growers.
Rimol Greenhouse Systems has since developed a number of free-standing greenhouses, a gutter connect greenhouse known as the Matterhorn, shade structures, benches and an entire line of products to complement the greenhouse structures. Other structures include the movable The Rolling Thunder™, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems. All Rimol Greenhouses are designed to be economical, yet rugged enough to handle the harshest snow and wind conditions experienced in New England and many other regions of the country.
Today, Rimol Greenhouse Systems has become a major greenhouse manufacturing company and has developed a brand name synonymous with quality. Although the company has grown and expanded, Rimol Greenhouse Systems still ensures that it is meeting the individual needs of every customer. Rimol products can be found all across the United States.
Clara Coleman Bio: Clara Coleman, is a second-generation American organic farmer; consultant and speaker on four-season farming techniques and daughter of renowned farming pioneer Eliot Coleman. For three years, she created and operated a successful intensive 2-acre vegetable farm known as Divide Creek Farm located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She produced year-round vegetable crops under harsh winter conditions, using unheated and minimally heated moveable high tunnels. Like her father, she is a proponent of the ‘small is better’ model of farming, advocating business growth through improved efficiency, innovative production methods, farmer collaboration and direct customer marketing, rather than physical expansion. In 2011, Coleman founded Clara Coleman Four-Season Farm Consulting. One of her clients includes Wegmans Food Markets where she helps to implement four-season farming techniques and methods on their organic farm in upstate New York. Currently she resides in Portland, Maine with her two sons and is focused on four-season farm consulting and speaking engagements nationwide as a means to inspire and encourage the next generation of farmers.