Passive Solar Greenhouse Growing May 5th
Passive Solar Greenhouse Growing (2.5 hr.) with Penn and hopefully Cord - 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Ever feel like you don’t know what you are doing in your greenhouse? Or perhaps you have plans to build one and what then? Penn Parmenter has been growing food in her passive solar sustainable greenhouse for 10 years with the help of her husband Cord, who has been documenting the success of his 3 year-old sustainable greenhouse.
This class will help take some of the mystery out of something that should be so easy and yet can seem so hard. Matching appropriate plants to the microclimates within the greenhouse is crucial. Often the plants are the best teachers in the greenhouse and together we will learn how to work within the unique eco-system your greenhouse is.
Favorite foods, herbs and flowers will be discussed as well as forcing plants for seed production, over wintering potted plants and succession planting for a year round harvest.
The Parmenter’s grow organically and will share their organic answers for keeping the greenhouse under control from bugs and disease. Preventative methods as well as what to do when you’ve lost control will be addressed.
Penn and Cord both have busy lives, three kids and a business and yet they still manage to grow food year round in their greenhouses. When life gets in the way and you’re thinking of turning your greenhouse into a shed, don’t despair – there are answers for successful greenhouse growing.
Let’s step up production in your greenhouse - and you enjoy the benefits.
Wear clothes for all weather. Bring your own lunch or snacks and water bottle. It will either be hot or snowing, or something in between.
Classes will be held in the Blacksmith Shop by the wood stove, and/or in the Seed Room and/or in the Greenhouses and all classes will include a walking, talking, educational onsite tour of the subject. Scroll down for all class descriptions.
High-altitude seeds and Sustainable Greenhouse Plans will be available to purchase here.
Tip: Don't wear white and don't wear high heels... :)
Tobacco carries the Tobacco Mosaic Virus and all tobacco smokers must wash their hands with soap before entering any greenhouses or handling tomatoes. No smoking near the gardens. Smoking is limited to the parking lot.
No pets please.