Last Week to Register for High Tunnel Workshop

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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 p.m. 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!

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Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie E-mail Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
Posted on Jul 27, 2014
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