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Interested in Growing Fruits & Vegetables Commercially?
Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers and traditional farmers interested in diversifying will learn more about high tunnel production at this workshop. High tunnels are inexpensive, simple, passive-solar greenhouses in which crops are grown directly in the soil. They allow growers to extend the season and produce high yields of quality produce earlier than field-grown crops, thus commanding a higher price at market. Topics to be covered at the workshop include:
- Site and high tunnel selection and construction tips
- Irrigation and climate control in the high tunnel
- Bed design and crop systems
- Pest management
- Soil fertility and management
Registration fee is $55/person ($90/couple) and includes training manual/workbook, resource guide, lunch and refreshments. Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration deadline is October 25, 2013.
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