High tunnels can be a great way to grow your farm from a seasonal enterprise to a year round one, to cope with climate change, and to get significantly more sales dollars per acre. However, successful long term management requires different practices than outdoor growing and the high tunnel environment isn’t necessarily as forgiving to mistakes as the field.
Though they are becoming a bigger part of the market farming landscape, high tunnels are not for everyone. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, this workshop will either convince you to drink the kool-aid and become a high tunnel acolyte, or scare you straight and send you on your way to other market garden pursuits.
If you have already built a tunnel, the workshop will provide many tips and tricks to manage your tunnel successfully and profitably for the long term – with an emphasis on season extension and year-round production.