From low covers to high tunnels, from hoop houses to greenhouses – producers are finding ever more innovative ways to extend the growing season, and their income stream.
With support from an NCR-SARE grant, Rural Action Ohio and Green Edge Organics are hosting an onsite, high tunnel workshop series called, “Beyond Season Extension: High Tunnels for Season Creation and Economic, Community, and Environmental Sustainability.” The workshops will cover site-specific adaptation of high tunnel agriculture for agriculture professionals and educators to utilize and teach farmers/producers in their...Read More
Rural Action and Green Edge Organic Gardens in Amesville received an NCR-SARE Professional Development Grant to educate agriculture and natural resource professionals on Green Edge’s use of high tunnel structures to extend the growing season and create a fourth period of harvesting through the winter months.
Source: Vinton Daily
Rural Action and Green Edge Organic Gardens in Amesville to educate agriculture and natural resource professionals on Green Edge’s use of high tunnel structures to extend the growing season and create a fourth period of harvesting through the winter months.
The 2012 Minnesota Statewide High Tunnel Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 8 and 9, at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter, Minnesota. This conference is sponsored, in part, by NCR-SARE.
A Beginning High Tunnel Grower Workshop with a “Basics of High Tunnel Production” session will be held the morning of the first day, February 8th, from 8:30 a.m. to12:00 p.m. for beginning growers and those that need a review.
The main conference will start at 12:45 pm.Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include:
- Mary Gardiner from Ohio State who will present ”Identifying...
The news story below features Winona LaDuke, an NCR-SARE grant recipient. To read more about LaDuke's NCR-SARE grant projects, click here and type "LaDuke" to begin your search.
KRAGNES, Minn. - The harvesters break off dried corn stalks at the base with a brisk snap.
They twist off the ears and place them in recycled plastic grocery bags. A few of the pickers – anxious to see the corn beneath – peel back the crackly husks to reveal kernels ranging from burnt umber to eggplant to a pale, buttery hue.
Some of the cobs are studded with fat, off-white...Read More
Two high tunnel workshops have been planned in Illinois. These are sponsored, in part, by the Illinois SARE Professional Development Program.
- University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center near Simpson in far southern Illinois, November 22, 2011, 9am to 3pm. This program, led by Jeff Kindhart, will include information on winter salad greens production, brambles, vertical stacking systems, hydroponics, and greenhouse production of vegetable transplants. There is no charge for this programs, but pre-registration is required, and attendance at each program will be capped at 40. To register,...