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Season Extension: Hoop Houses, Low Tunnels and Cold Frames

Date: July 21, 2019, 8:30-4:30

Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

Posted May 2019

Learn a range of proven techniques to extend the traditional growing season through winter in the Upper Midwest. The first half of the workshop will focus on methods appropriate to small-scale farming—including low tunnels, cold frames, straw cover, and row cover/bed sheets—used at Badger Rock Urban Farm.

For larger-scale operations, hoop houses have successfully served as lower-cost alternatives to permanent greenhouses. The workshop’s second half will cover a hoop house construction method using easily available materials, and review common approaches for growing a variety of produce throughout much of the year.

This workshop is part of the School for Urban Agriculture 2019 Summer Workshop Series. For details and registration, visit the School for Urban Agriculture website.