Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cold Frames and Hoop Houses

“Growing Knowledge at the Farm” Series Continues with Class on Cold Frames and Hoop Houses, Feb. 18

The “Growing Knowledge at the Farm” series of gardening classes continues with “Cold Frames and Hoop Houses” from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 inside the community room (red barn) at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146 in Springfield.

Members of the Master Gardeners of Greene County are teaching these public gardening classes the third Thursday of each month, January through November.

The class on Feb. 18 will cover the advantages of cold frames and hoop houses, plus provide tips and practical ideas for constructing and using them in your own garden.

"Using a cold frame or hoop house is an ideal way to extend your growing season,” said Will Cooper, the trained Master Gardener that will be teaching this class. “With cold frames or hoop houses you can start early and grow late into the season."

There is a minimal registration fee of $5 charged to cover the cost of materials. To pre-register, since space is limited, call Wilson-Rutledge Farm at 837-5949 or 837-5944.

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