High Tunnel Greenhouse Raising
Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group
Location: Goss Farm, 251 Harbor Rd, Rye, NH
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 8am – 4pm
Learn how to install a high tunnel greenhouse! High tunnels are used to extend the growing season by providing protection for early or late season production, or they may be used for year-round growing. In this workshop we will install a 20 ft by 48 ft Rimol High Tunnel in one day.
Chris Robarge, former greenhouse manager from UNH, and AJ Dupere from the Urban Forestry Center will guide participants through the steps required to put together a high tunnel from beginning to end.
Please note that this is a hands on workshop and we are looking for participants who feel comfortable using tools, who can help carry and lift, and who are interested in learning this process. Jobs during installation will include hammering posts into the ground, putting together the bows, building the end doors, installing purlins, and finally helping to install the greenhouse plastic over the entire structure once it is all put together.
No prior knowledge of high tunnel installation is necessary. We expect this project will take the majority of the day so hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided for lunch. There is no charge for this workshop but donations toward lunch (both financial and food to share) are gladly accepted.
This event is a joint event between Sidewalk Farms, the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, Rye Conservation Commission, and the Seacoast Permaculture Meetup.
For more information: www.meetup.com/GreaterSeacoastPermaculture/events/223001913/