Are you looking to grow more food in the shoulder seasons? Do you want to increase food production in your garden or small farm and would like to protect the fruits of your labor from weather fluctuations and critters, too?
Then be sure and join us Wednesday, Feb.5 at 7 p.m. for “Greenhouse 101;” a free program presented by Sammamish Valley Grange at the Grange Hall in Woodinville.
Andrew Green and Antoine Wilson of Regeneration Farm in the Sammamish Valley will provide instruction on greenhouse and high tunnel construction, greenhouse growing and trellising infrastructure, along with the best practices for winter growing, propagation and season extension. Get tips and info too on how to pick a location, what materials work best, permitting, cost parameters and the skills needed to accomplish the task.
Green and Wilson recently attended a Greenhouse Management Program with tuition support provided by a Sammamish Valley Grange Education Grant. Regeneration Farm has built a diverse farm ecosystem and educates about landscape regeneration, sustainability, carbon sequestration and resilient farming in the face of climate change.
This farm plays an important role in the future of farming in the Sammamish Valley. Some intriguing information will also be provided by Green and Wilson about growing subtropical crops and how to set up greenhouses in innovative ways using thermal masses, underground air circulation, composting, and chickens inside or adjacent to greenhouses and reflective ponds.
If you’re ready for a greenhouse, you won’t want to miss this presentation. The Grange Hall is located at 14654 148th Avenue N.E .in Woodinville.