Intro to Greenhouse Design & Construction: 4-Season Food Security
This weekend course is geared toward those interested in small-scale greenhouse growing, design, and construction. Over two days we will dig deep into scalable techniques for food security and sovereignty through four-season growing. We’ll cover the basic design elements for siting, installation, and maintenance of high tunnels, greenhouses, and low tunnels. Using operational greenhouses at Eleven Acre Farm, we will explore several simple-yet-resilient heating systems, ventilation, cooling, construction systems, germination chambers, and much more.
The course will culminate with the hands-on installation of a low-tech, low-budget, family-size greenhouse. Participants will build and install a gothic-style wooden greenhouse to be used in the 2018 growing season.
We’ve priced this course on a sliding scale in an effort to bring in a wide range of audiences. $100 - $180 per person. Please register on our EventBrite page (bit.ly/2ueDzj5). Spaces are filling, so register soon to guarantee your place!
Eleven Acre Farm will include lunches and snacks throughout the day. Please let us know if you have any food allergies we should be aware of, and BYO water bottle, gloves, closed-toed shoes, and sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.).
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