High Tunnel Design and Installation
Edgewater Farm, Plainfield, NH
Sept 14, 2010 from 5-7 pm

Edgewater Farm is a diversified farm growing fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. They built their first greenhouse in 1998 and their first high tunnel in 1994 and now have over a dozen such structures of various sizes and shapes for producing tomatoes, cucumbers, flowers and other crops. Owner Pooh Sprague will share what he has learned over the years about building these structures.

Ed Person owns Ledgewood Farm Greenhouse Frames and he has provided most of the greenhouse and high tunnel frames for this farm, as well as for many farms across New England. He will discuss the basics of high tunnel design and installation, and point out specific tips for optimizing their performance, and for complying with NRCS EQUIP program requirements.

Directions:

From Rte 89 North, Take exit 20 for Rte 12A in West Lebanon. Take a left at the end of the ramp onto Rte 12A south.  After 4 miles, there will be a four-way intersection with the Riverbend Veterinary Clinic on your right. Take a right onto River Road at the clinic and proceed one half miles to the greenhouses. This is where the meeting will take place.

From Rte 89 South: Take exit 20 for Rte 12A in West Lebanon. Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Rte 12A south, and follow the rest of the directions above.

Questions? Contact Seth Wilner, UNH Cooperative Extension at 603-863-9200 or Vern Grubinger, UVM Extension at 802-257-7967 x303.

The meeting is is free and open to all commercial growers. Sponsored by: University of Vermont Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, and UNH Cooperative Extension

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