Intensive On-Farm Construction Workshop Part 2 March 24 Birdsnest, VA
Melfa, Virginia – For immediate release. Join the Eastern Shore RC&D and Greenhouse Expert Dr. Chris Mullins from VSU Cooperative Extension as we put the “skin” on a 48’ x 30’ Zimmerman high tunnel which was constructed during our two-day high tunnel intensive workshop in April.
High tunnels, also known as hoop houses, are plastic-covered greenhouses used for fruit and vegetable production. Their unique design allows growers to extend the growing season giving farmers increased marketing opportunities for commercial fruits and vegetables. High tunnels are frequently used by growers looking to expand production as well as traditional farmers seeking to diversify operations. Backyard growers may use high tunnels to generate part-time supplemental revenue streams or year-round kitchen gardens. No prior high tunnel experience is needed.
On-Farm High Tunnel Workshop Part 2: Tuesday May 24th, 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Register or More Information: 757-710-7266 or email: email@example.com
Location: Mighty Thundercloud Edible Forest, Smith St., Birdsnest, VA 23307
Take advantage of this SPECIALLY SCHEDULED FREE hands-on workshop to learn all the expert finishing techniques required to complete the high tunnel enclosure including:
· Strategies of Pulling Plastic Over the Top
· Installing Wiggle Wire in C Channels
· Framing and Hanging Doors
· Enclosing the End Caps
· Why Use Drop Down Side Curtains?
· Curtain Wench Installation
· Zig-Zag Stringing Options
· Pulley Assembly System
This workshop will start very early to make the best of the low wind morning hours. We’ll hit the ground running at 7:30 am and work through the morning with a break for a quick pot-luck meal around 11:00. Then we’ll continue on and finish around 1:00 or 2:00 pm.
Limited spots available for this Free Event! Participants from the two-day high tunnel construction workshop in April will be given first choice.
Register TODAY by phone or email to:
Josephine Mooney at (757) 710-7266 firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is presented by the Eastern Shore Resource Conservation and Development Council thanks to funding by a USDA/VDACS Specialty Crop Grant.