Category Archives: season extension

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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The Ginger Adventure

Do you find that if you set out to learn something, it often doesn’t work, and you end up learning something else way more interesting?  I do! David and I set out to visit some of his farming mentors in … Continue reading

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Ted Hutten

Last January, David and I went to visit Ted Hutten at his farm.  Ted is a farmer we really admire because he works hard, grows a lot of wonderful food, and he has such a unique sense of humour!!  He … Continue reading

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Benefits of landscape fabric

Marc, from Just Us Coffee’s demonstration garden in Grand Pré just dropped by to get some landscape fabric. He and Amy Lounder are setting up a comparison of weed control with and without landscape fabric in onions and strawberries.  We … Continue reading

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More Modified Hanley Hoop Houses in New Brunswick

The modified version of Hanley Hoop Houses have been installed at another farm in New Brunswick (see http://davesproducepacks.com).  This farm has 330 customers directly connected with it through weekly produce pack deliveries.  Dave Wolpin and his right-hand-man, Alex Eaton, have … 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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