High Tunnel Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED SOMETIME THIS FALL.
Friday, June 6, 2014
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Morning session 8:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Maine Sea Coast Mission’s Chapel (Weald Bethel Center), 39 Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield, ME 04622
Afternoon session 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Salty Dog Farm, 269 Back Bay Road, Milbridge, ME 04658
Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Please preregister by June 2, 2014.
Register online or contact Mark Hutton at email@example.com or 207.933-2100 to preregister.
This workshop is designed to help people who are interested in using high tunnels for vegetable and fruit production as part of a commercial enterprise. Interest in growing crops in high tunnels is expanding as demand for locally grown produce expands and people seek to extend their growing season. Types of tunnels, construction, irrigation, fertility and crop requirements will be discussed with University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Dr. Mark Hutton, Vegetable Specialist and Alan Majka, Extension Educator. Cheeney and Sasha Alsop, who run a full-time vegetable market garden on Salty Dog Farm in Milbridge will host the afternoon session.
The morning session of the workshop will be held at the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s chapel, the Weald Bethel Center, in Cherryfield (telephone 207.546.4466 and website http://www.seacoastmission.org/downeast_campus.html). The afternoon session will be held at the Salty Dog Farm in Milbridge (telephone 207.546.2676).
For more information about this workshop, contact Regina Grabrovac at 207.255.3741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00 AM Registration at the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s chapel in Cherryfield
8:15 AM High Tunnel Site Location and Preparation, Structures, Building Tips
9:00 AM Soil and Fertility Management, Irrigation Practices
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Basics of High Tunnel Vegetable and Flower Production
11:45 AM Bag Lunch at the Chapel
12:45 PM Travel to Salty Dog Farm
1:00 PM Salty Dog Farm in Milbridge: On-site Discussion of Grower Practices and Tools
Any person with a disability who needs accommodations to participate in this program should contact Alan Majka at 207.255.3345 to discuss any needed arrangements at least seven days in advance.