Friday, August 27, 2010

High Tunnel Building Workshop

What: High Tunnel Building Workshop at Happy Hollow Farm with Liz Graznak and Norm Kilmer of Morgan County Seed

When: Tuesday Sept. 28th (Rain Date, Thursday Sept. 30th, same time)
Program introduction and discussion begins at 9:00a.m. and will take about ½ hour. Then the hands on work begins! We anticipate concluding about 4PM. (Stay as long as you can; we’ll understand if you need to leave early) Norm says, ‘bring a cordless drill and socket set if you have one’. (Have it fully charged.  Any other obvious hand tools are welcome). We’ll break for ¾ of an hour or so about noon for a delicious organic lunch. Please bring water bottles as it has been plenty hot this summer and we don't want anyone to get overheated.

Where: Happy Hollow Farm, a certified organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm in Jamestown, MO. The address is 17199 Happy Hollow Rd.

Click here for the Google map link

Why: Happy Hollow Farm received EQIP money thru the NRCS Organic Initiative this year to put up a high tunnel. This would be a great opportunity for other recipients (current and especially future) of this grant money to get some hands on experience for how to erect a high tunnel from start to finish. What to consider, what didn't you think of, what kind of tunnel to put up (because there are so many different styles out there), how to customize the tunnel to fit your needs, etc., etc.

Liz and Norm are both members of MVGA (Missouri Vegetable Growers Association).  MVGA is sponsoring a portion of the cost of lunch.

We need to know you are coming! Please RSVP by Sept. 24th to - Virginia Morrison, 573-378-5358 

Also sponsored by MU Extension and LU Extension
Morgan County Extension Center
Morgan County Seeds
Missouri Department of Ag
Moniteau County NRCS

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