Register Now for High Tunnel Production Workshop!
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!