Hoop House Webinar: Extend Your Season
Here’s an interesting event from ATTRA for those who want to learn how to build a greenhouse of their own. Of course you could always contact Everdale Environmental Learning Centre here in Toronto, Ontario too (they’re very knowledgeable about these sorts of systems too)
Hoop Houses for Extending Your Growing Season!
Hoop houses can help small-scale farmers grow more and extend their season, bringing a higher price for crops and developing loyal customers. Find out how hoop houses might benefit your crops in a FREE 60-minute webinar from ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Plan on attending Hoop Houses for Extending Your Growing Season to learn why farmers across the country are already using hoop houses, and if this low-cost tool will work for you. Crops grown in hoop houses often produce larger yields and are of a higher quality than field-grown crops. Crops can be ready for the market earlier, capturing a higher price and building a customer base. Hoop houses can also extend growing seasons, creating a yearlong crop in some situations.
In the webinar, we’ll cover:
The uses and benefits of hoop houses, including increases in crop quality and yields
Different types of hoop houses
Construction, materials and cost estimates
Management of crops, soil fertility, pests and weeds
The economics and marketing of crops
There will also be time to have your questions answered.
Your presenters for this webinar are NCAT horticulture specialists Tammy Hinman and Andy Pressman. Hinman holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in horticulture food crops and entomology and a Master’s degree in food system studies from Antioch University. Pressman has a Master’s in sustainable systems from Slippery Rock University. He is a certified permaculture designer. Hinman and Pressman both have market farming experience as well as experience building and growing in hoop houses.
This free webinar will be held May 7 at 11 a.m. MDT.
Please register at www.attra.ncat.org/webinars2009/hoophouses .
On the day of the seminar, please join 15 minutes early to allow the required software to download.
TITLE: Hoop Houses for Extending Your Growing Season
WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 11 a.m. MTD