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 offered, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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