Welcome to the home of the Garden Goddess Winter Greenhouse!
Carol Ford and Chuck Waibel own and operate Garden Goddess Produce, a unique winter CSA (community supported agriculture) business in Milan, Minnesota. Their passive solar greenhouse has provided both winter vegetables and inspiration since 2004. Read more about Garden Goddess in a feature article from the Willmar West Central Tribune.
Carol and Chuck’s new book, The Northlands Winter Greenhouse Manual, is now available! This book gives all the details about their unique greenhouse design and production methods that enable them to grow fresh vegetables all winter long—with minimal fuel costs.
The Northlands Winter Greenhouse Manual will rekindle our frozen imaginations about feeding ourselves and our neighbors healthful, fresh food, year-round. - Mary Jo Forbord, RD, Farmer & Healthy Eating Coordinator, University of Minnesota, Morris
Carol and Chuck are true pioneers in the production of crops during the monochromatic winter months of the north. - Holly Rose Mawby, Director of the Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture, Minot State University, North Dakota
Check out the Garden Goddess blog site where you’ll find current news about the greenhouse and updates on events such as speaking engagements, book signings and workshops.
Inspiration and Assistance
A passive solar greenhouse has applications in rural, suburban and urban communities. It can be part of a community garden, a school, a restaurant, a home, a business, a hospital or a retirement community. The possibilities are limitless! Over six years of research and practical experience give Carol and Chuck valuable information, resources and insights. Come to the Outreach page to find out how they can help make your vision a reality.