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High tunnel 0 course outline

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The agenda for the HT short Course

The agenda for the HT short Course

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  • 1. Intro to High Tunnels at Au Naturel Farm with Paul and Alison Wiediger .
  • 2. Au Naturel Farm is in South Central Kentucky. Our growing zone is 7a Our farm
  • 3. We started growing in a high tunnel in 1995
  • 4. Now we have 5 high tunnels with about 10,000 square feet!!
  • 5. Walking to Spring Using High Tunnels to grow produce 52 weeks a year Paul and Alison Wiediger of Au Naturel Farm We’re authors of the book
  • 6. High Tunnel DVD
    • There is a lot of information on the DVD. All of the Power Points that we use in this course are on it, as well as a couple of documents, such as our complete high tunnel variety list for this past year.
    • Also, in case you don’t have Microsoft Office, there are readers for Word and PowerPoint.
  • 7. High Tunnel Course Agenda
    • Day 1 Wednesday, January 18th
    • 8 AM – 5 PM
    • Introduction, review of agenda and course materials.
    • Why grow in high tunnels?
    • Construction
    • Break (10:00 – 10:15)
    • Construction techniques, tips & attaching poly.
    • Drip irrigation
    • Lunch (Noon – 1 PM)
    • Season extension – spring
    • Mesclun production
    • Break (3:00 – 3:15)
    • Cut Flower Production
    • Fall & Winter production
    • First day Q&A and wrap up
    • Day 2 Thursday, January 19th
    • 8 AM – 11 AM
    • Challenges to high tunnel growing
    • Managing your high tunnel for maximum production
    • Break (9:30 – 9:45)
    • Marketing strategies
    • Possibilities – new and different crops
    • Wrap-up, question and answers
  • 8. Out of respect for others, we ask that you either turn your cell phone to vibrate or turn it off completely. And if you need to take a call, please answer your phone out in the hall. So let’s get started!

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