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Extending the Garden Season with Simple Hoophouses Workshop

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Hoophouses to Extend the Garden Season Workshop Rescheduled to Aug. 26 – still time to register!

Wells, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will offer a hands-on workshop on extending the garden season, including how to build and use a simple hoophouse, 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, at Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells.

UMaine Extension Educator Frank Wertheim and Master Gardener Volunteer Allan Amioka will show how gardening doesn’t have to stop when the traditional growing season ends in Maine. Learn how to use small, moveable hoophouse structures to start growing winter greens in late summer and keep them producing through fall and winter. Workshop leaders will demonstrate how to use simple hoop benders and let you try them out. You’ll receive hoophouse plans and tips on which hardy greens to plant and when to plant them.

The $7 workshop fee ($5 for Laudholm Trust members) is payable at the event. Meet at the All Seasons Garden behind the lab/science building. Participants should dress for the outdoors and be prepared for hands-on learning. To pre-register, call UMaine Extension in York County at 207.324.2814 or email

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call Frank Wertheim at 207.324.2814 or 800.287.1535 (in state). The program is part of the Four Season Gardening series brought to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm by UMaine Extension’s York County Master Gardener Volunteers. The next workshop — Seed Saving: Why and How — is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18.