High Tunnels


Groundswell, CCE and local Mentor Farmers are teaming up to offer a new season-long course on growing, managing and marketing high tunnel crops!


Year-Round High Tunnels Course, March – November 2015

For those looking for more in-depth technical training, a 27-hour Year-Round High Tunnels Course will be The Good Life hoophousesoffered, patterned after Groundswell’s popular farmer-designed course in Holistic Organic Orchard Management. Sessions will be held on the second Sunday of each month, March through November. Each session will be held at a different farm, highlighting diverse production systems.  Host farmers and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators will address the full range of production and management issues including: soil fertility, pest and disease management, varieties, economics, marketing, and crop-specific practices for tomatoes, greens and fruit. 

To accommodate changes in daylight hours, our March and April classes will run from 1-4 PM; then from May through November, classes will run from 4-7 PM. The list of topics and host farms will be finalized in early December.


Our technical courses for commercial farmers are designed and taught by experienced farmers and stem from their interest in visiting each other’s operations, learning from peers, and their need to provide advanced technical training for their own employees.

2015 Year Round High Tunnels Course is Full.

Full tuition for the Year-Round High Tunnels Course 

is $435. Tuition assistance is available for those with financial limitations. To register and to apply for tuition assistance contact info@groundswellcenter.org.


2015 Year-Round High Tunnels Course schedule:

  • March 8, 1-4 PM
  • April 12, 1-4 PM
  • May 10, 4-7 PM
  • June 14, 4-7 PM
  • July 12, 4-7 PM
  • Sept. 13, 4-7 PM
  • Oct. 11, 4-7 PM
  • Nov. 8, 4-7 PM