Friday, May 24, 2013

High Tunnel Open House - June 6

Attend this Montgomery County NRCS, FSA and SWCD sponsored farm tour of high tunnels in Southern Montgomery County on June 6th starting at Noon.

Seasonal high tunnels are structures made of plastic or metal pipe covered with plastic sheeting. Easy to build, maintain, they provide an energy efficient way to extend the growing season. Unlike greenhouses, they require no energy, relying on natural sunlight to modify the climate inside to create favorable conditions for growing vegetables and other specialty crops

Stop #1
12:00—3:00 PM
Open House at High Tunnel at Brenda Van Booven’s, 69 Echo Lane, Rhineland, MO
Directions—From I-70 take Hwy 19 south, right on Hwy 94 for 4 mile then right on Echo Lane—proceed on Echo Lane 1 mile then turn left on private drive—Follow signs

Stop #2
3:00 PM
Guided Tour of High Tunnel by Pieter Los, 1002 Hwy 19, Hermann, MO - Free-Range Hens funded through SARE Grant
Directions—From Stop #1 take Hwy 94 east 4 miles the left on Hwy 19 North 3.5 miles. Farm is on the right.

Stop #3
5:30 PM
McKittrick Farmers Mercantile, 500 Washington Street, McKittrick, MO
Directions—From Stop #2 take left on Hwy 19 south 2.5 mile turn left at McKittrick

Cost is $7.00 per person which includes a dinner in McKittrick and a speaker on cost share programs and financing.  Please RSVP to 573-564-3715 by June 3rd

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