High tunnel 0 course outline

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The agenda for the HT short Course

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High tunnel 0 course outline

  1. 1. Intro to High Tunnels at Au Naturel Farm with Paul and Alison Wiediger .
  2. 2. Au Naturel Farm is in South Central Kentucky. Our growing zone is 7a Our farm
  3. 3. We started growing in a high tunnel in 1995
  4. 4. Now we have 5 high tunnels with about 10,000 square feet!!
  5. 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. 6. High Tunnel DVD <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, in case you don’t have Microsoft Office, there are readers for Word and PowerPoint. </li></ul>
  7. 7. High Tunnel Course Agenda <ul><li>Day 1 Wednesday, January 18th </li></ul><ul><li>8 AM – 5 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction, review of agenda and course materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Why grow in high tunnels? </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Break (10:00 – 10:15) </li></ul><ul><li>Construction techniques, tips & attaching poly. </li></ul><ul><li>Drip irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch (Noon – 1 PM) </li></ul><ul><li>Season extension – spring </li></ul><ul><li>Mesclun production </li></ul><ul><li>Break (3:00 – 3:15) </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Flower Production </li></ul><ul><li>Fall & Winter production </li></ul><ul><li>First day Q&A and wrap up </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2 Thursday, January 19th </li></ul><ul><li>8 AM – 11 AM </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges to high tunnel growing </li></ul><ul><li>Managing your high tunnel for maximum production </li></ul><ul><li>Break (9:30 – 9:45) </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities – new and different crops </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up, question and answers </li></ul>
  8. 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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