Growing Greens on Homestead Scale
The workshop will be divided into two parts. First, Bob will cover the designs of the greenhouse attached to the home and the root cellar. Participants will learn all the structural and design components, including orientation, materials, glazing, insulation, thermal mass, and hot air transfer. Uses include climate manipulation for plant growth and heating the home and heating domestic hot water. Second, Beth will discuss crops in the greenhouse and in the kitchen: choosing greens, salad, oriental greens and cole crops, and using preparation techniques like braising, wilting and flash-cooking. We’ll cover root cellar storage, lacto-fermentation, and creating a rhythm to this style of living.
Instructors: Bob Jennings, a structural engineer by profession, has built various greenhouses and root cellars attached to homes. Beth Ingham is an organic gardener (for 20 years), a Whole Health Educator, and the primary grower on the homestead.
- 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 email@example.com or 413-658-5374.
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