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Background Information

Employment History

Colorado University


Property Manager

HearEye Land Trust


Affiliations

Colorado Local Sustainability LLC

Founder


Fantastic Farm Enterprises LLC

Founder


Rocky Mountain Growers Directory

Founder


Education

Masters degree

Anthropology


Web References(12 Total References)


About | Fantastic Farm Enterprises

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The Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator was created by Tracy Sweely as a way to make it easier to plan HeartEye Village CSA Farm in Lafayette, Colorado.
After a great deal of time spent compiling the data that makes up the Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator, and seeing what a useful tool it was for planning a vegetable farm, CSA, or garden, we decided to make it available to others. There is a small fee to use the Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator and its suite of accompanying financial and production planning tools and templates. Proceeds are being directed toward research and development for usability upgrades to the Calculator and the entire tool suite. Our project is supported under a 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsorship with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Foundation Cooperative Development Center. About Tracy Sweely Inspired by The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, Tracy Sweely co-founded Colorado Local Sustainability with Jim Sincock in 2007. While engaging Colorado's farmers, Tracy observed that the rising costs of distributing produce seriously undermined the financial sustainability of farming operations. Over the next couple of years it became clear that Urban Farming, the production of food in the same location where it will be consumed, was a promising market driven response to this situation. Simultaneously, Tracy was working for HearEye Land Trust, a company engaged in developing a progressive, community-oriented, sustainable residential development with an on-site agriculture component. Moving forward with the agricultural component of this development, she helped co-create HeartEye Village CSA micro-farm in 2009 and has been the Farm Manager ever since. As a result of working on HeartEye Village farm Tracy created the Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator, as well as other planning tools and templates, to streamline production planning. In 2012 Tracy founded Fantastic Farm Enterprises to assist beginner farmers in establishing sustainable urban and peri-urban farming operations. Tracy has a Masters degree in Anthropology, specifically Archaeology, focusing on the social relations of ancient Mayan agrarian households. What was Colorado Local Sustainability and Landshare Colorado? Colorado Local Sustainability (CLS) was an organization co-founded in 2007 by Tracy Sweely and Jim Sincock. Although a popular site, CLS dissolved in 2012 when Tracy began focusing on Fantastic Farm Enterprises and Jim began expanding his fine art photography business.


About | Fantastic Farm Enterprises

fantasticfarm.org [cached]

The Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator was created by Tracy Sweely as a way to make it easier to plan HeartEye Village CSA Farm in Lafayette, Colorado.
After a great deal of time spent compiling the data that makes up the Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator, and seeing what a useful tool it was for planning a vegetable farm, CSA, or garden, we decided to make it available to others. There is a small fee to use the Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator and its suite of accompanying financial and production planning tools and templates. Proceeds are being directed toward research and development for usability upgrades to the Calculator and the entire tool suite. Our project is supported under a 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsorship with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Foundation Cooperative Development Center. About Tracy Sweely Inspired by The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, Tracy Sweely co-founded Colorado Local Sustainability with Jim Sincock in 2007. While engaging Colorado's farmers, Tracy observed that the rising costs of distributing produce seriously undermined the financial sustainability of farming operations. Over the next couple of years it became clear that Urban Farming, the production of food in the same location where it will be consumed, was a promising market driven response to this situation. Simultaneously, Tracy was working for HearEye Land Trust, a company engaged in developing a progressive, community-oriented, sustainable residential development with an on-site agriculture component. Moving forward with the agricultural component of this development, she helped co-create HeartEye Village CSA micro-farm in 2009 and has been the Farm Manager ever since. As a result of working on HeartEye Village farm Tracy created the Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator, as well as other planning tools and templates, to streamline production planning. In 2012 Tracy founded Fantastic Farm Enterprises to assist beginner farmers in establishing sustainable urban and peri-urban farming operations. Tracy has a Masters degree in Anthropology, specifically Archaeology, focusing on the social relations of ancient Mayan agrarian households. What was Colorado Local Sustainability and Landshare Colorado? Colorado Local Sustainability (CLS) was an organization co-founded in 2007 by Tracy Sweely and Jim Sincock. Although a popular site, CLS dissolved in 2012 when Tracy began focusing on Fantastic Farm Enterprises and Jim began expanding his fine art photography business.


Bios

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Colorado Local Sustainability and the Rocky Mountain Growers Directory were started by Jim Sincock and Tracy Sweely in March 2007.
The farm is a pilot study for the Grow Your Own CSA Co-op at LandShare Colorado and currently managed by Tracy Sweely. He lives in Eldora, Colorado where he has a sometimes challenging high altitude organic vegetable & medicinal herb garden. Tracy Sweely Co-founder, Business Manager Tracy's background is varied but she has never found herself working too far from dirt… She began her professional life as an archaeologist and has worked as an independent scholar exploring social theory and the use of geophysical techniques for examining subsurface conditions. Tracy has felt privileged to be able to apply her scientific background to farming by creating the Fantastic Farm and Garden Calculator, a tool that assists farmers and gardeners to easily plan their production seasons. Tracy is currently the property manager of the HeartEye Land Trust, in Lafayette CO and is the Farm Manager of the HeartEye Village CSA farm.


Fantastic Farm Enterprises

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By Tracy Sweely


The Beginning Farmer - Part 1 | Fantastic Farm Enterprises

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Please check back for future installments and read Tracy Sweely's article Grow Your Own CSA for more info on the business end of things..
While I continued my garden in Eldora, in 2007 I helped my girlfriend, Tracy, with her garden down in Lafayette, Colorado. For two years I gardened with her on the land that would eventually become our micro-farm and CSA. The garden was located in what was the community garden for the residents who lived on the 80 acre property. While there was a lot of expressed interest about gardening from the nearly 25 residents on the property, only one or two other couples ended up using the community garden each year. In early 2007, Tracy & I founded Colorado Local Sustainability and the Rocky Mountain Growers Directory.


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