Tag Archives: season extension

Modified Hanley Hoop Houses in the Maritimes

It is great to see how farmers are using the Modified Hanley Hoop Houses to extend the growing season so that we can grow more food locally and replace imported food.  At Abundant Acres, the hoop houses are an inexpensive … Continue reading

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Hoop House Video

At this point in the year, we are thinking a lot about getting the production season going.  In March, that means starting seedlings, and putting up modified hanley hoop houses.  Since ours were left up all winter, with the plastic … Continue reading

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Modified Hanley Hoop Houses

Fifteen people showed up for the hoop house workshop on April 7 despite dire weather warnings.  We put up the 96 foot house in an hour and a half, taking extra time to wrestle with the wind and talk about … Continue reading

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Hands-on Season Extension: April 7 2-8pm

Season Extension for Market Gardeners: Saturday April 7, 2-8 pm. Join us at Abundant Acres for an afternoon hands-on session to build a low-cost, unheated hoop house (2-4) and stay for the potluck afterwards to talk shop about greenhouse growing … Continue reading

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Hoop House (part 2)

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Modified Hanley Hoop House March 9

  Close to 100 growers attended ACORN’s technical greenhouse session   The Greenhouse Effect February 28-29 in Debert.  It was great to connect with other growers and share knowledge with the snow blowing outside.  David made a presentation about economical season … Continue reading

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Heliotrust Farm Efficiency R&D Program

During the winter of 2010, Jen and I visited farmers in preparation for writing a book on farmer-mentors, a second volume in the Twilight Meetings series.  This trip was a chance to visit some of the very best small farms we … Continue reading

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