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 extension using a modified Hanley Hoophouse.
Growers in the audience were able to contribute to this work-in-progress. A new materials list emerged as people discussed the idea and 8 growers (that we know of) combined to order plastic, metal hoops, rope, and clips for their hoop houses. David set out to put up a hoop house on March 8, but the weather forecast was predicting very high winds.
No problem — he put the plastic down again, and proceeded to put the hoop house up the next day after the wind died down. I’ve posted a few photos below.