Friday, January 23, 2009

Green in Winter

While perhaps a project larger than most of us would consider, this article about the process of building a greenhouse is enlightening. It makes our upcoming class on building your own hoophouse even more inspiring!

A greenhouse can be made of glass or plastic and tends to be a permanent structure, while a hoophouse is made of plastic and is often "portable" or removable. The controlled heat of a greenhouse makes it possible to grow year-round, while a hoophouse usually only extends the growing season - a little earlier in spring and a little later in fall. (Although if one builds a cold-frame inside as Elliott Coleman suggests, you can grow right on through winter!)

Building Your Own Hoophouse
Saturday, February 7th
10am - 11:30am
Leslie Science Center

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