Register Now for High Tunnel Production Workshop!

Posted On February 4, 2014— Written By
Sliding high tunnel at Peregrine Farm

Sliding high tunnel at Peregrine 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, March 3, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. High tunnels can be used to extend the growing season and enhance growth, yield, and quality of a wide variety of horticultural crops. North Carolina’s top high tunnel experts will share their many decades of research and experience with successful high tunnel production.

Topics: Microclimates and Environmental Factors for Vegetable and Small Fruit Crops in High Tunnels; Crop Scheduling for Year-round Production in High Tunnels; Crop Budgets: Economic and Labor Choices for High Tunnel Management; Fall Strawberry Production in High Tunnels; High Tunnels at Peregrine Farm: Overview + Focus on Tomato Production

Speakers: Dr. Sanjun Gu, North Carolina A&T State University; Alex Hitt, Peregrine Farm; Steve Moore, Elon University; and Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative Extension

Details and registration information are on the workshop section of the Growing Small Farms website.

  

Registration deadline is February 24; our workshops often fill up so don’t wait until right before the deadline to register!

Save the date for our second High Tunnel Workshop…March 26: Organic Soil and Disease Management in High Tunnels. Workshop will be from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Silk Hope Details will be released soon!