Last Week to Register for High Tunnel Workshop

High tunnel at Harland's Creek Farm

High tunnel at Harland’s Creek Farm

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a High Tunnel Production workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro, NC. High tunnels can be used to extend the growing season and enhance growth, yield, and quality of a wide variety of horticultural crops. This workshop is intended for beginner high tunnel growers, or growers interested in purchasing their first high tunnel.

Agenda:

  • Why Use a High Tunnel? Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Selecting a Structure
  • Comparing Costs & Performance of High Tunnels
  • Site Selection & Tunnel Orientation
  • Selecting Crops for High Tunnels
  • Basics of High Tunnel Production: Fertility, Irrigation, Pest & Disease Management
  • Cost Sharing Opportunities
  • Resources & Suppliers for High Tunnel Growers

Visit the workshop section of the Growing Small Farms website for complete details and to download a registration form. Deadline to register is August 5!

Written By

Debbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8202 Chatham County, North Carolina

Posted on Jul 27, 2014

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