Natick Community Organic Farm systems include passive solar greenhouses – one free standing and another attached to the barn and unheated hoop houses with both single and double layer covers. This workshop will focus on using greenhouses continuously fall through spring, for both winter greens and seedlings, with emphasis on soils, harvesting techniques, and pricing as well as experiments with flower growing. ***Workshop followed by optional pot-luck lunch.
Instructors: Jean-Claude Bourrut, with 25 years organic growing experience, has designed, built, and grown in green houses, and hoop houses. Jill Shea is assistant farmer at Natick Community Organic Farm.
This is one in a series of workshops on winter growing. To view additional offerings, click here.
Workshops will be held partly outside, partly indoors, and partly in the greenhouse. Be prepared for cold temperatures, and dress in layers. Bring a camera, notebook, warm clothes, snacks for yourself, and boots that can get wet.
The cost of all workshops is $30, with discounts for NOFA membership ($5) and early registration (14 days before the workshop) ($5).
Pre-registration is required unless arranged by phone with the organizer, Ben Grosscup, cell: 413-658-5374.
Cancellations will be honored and refunds issued (except $8 processing fee) with notice made within 10 or more days of the workshop. After that, you may designate someone else to attend in your stead, but refunds will not be available.
Carpooling is encouraged, and on your registration form, you’ll have the opportunity to be connected with other registrants in your local area who also want to carpool to the workshop.
For more information, contact Ben Grosscup, Education Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-658-5374.