The House that Hammer Built

This is the high tunnel that Matt Hammer, 2012 farm apprentice, built. Sixty-four feet long and thirty-two feet wide, it will allow us to extend the growing season into the winter and start it in February. You’re looking at a photo of the high tunnel frame on Tuesday, March 26, a few hours before we put the plastic roof on. That’s Liz Green, 2013 Assistant Farm Manager, contemplating the work to come.

High Tunnel Frame and Liz

“High tunnels, or hoophouses, are unheated greenhouses that can help market gardeners extend their growing season so that they can improve the profitability of their farms.”  The link will take you to a site with tons of information — enough to help you get started on your own high tunnel!


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