Greenhouse Growing Workshop at Wayne’s Organic Garden in CT

For Immediate Release For more information contact: Bill Duesing, 203 888-5146 or bill@ctnofa.org On the first full day of Spring, March 21, 2011, from 10 to noon, Wayne Hansen will lead a tour of his greenhouses and low tunnels. He will discuss his use of a heated greenhouse for year-round, in-ground growing, of a hoop house for starting seedlings in soil blocks and for drying onions and of low tunnels for season extension on his certified organic farm, Wayne’s Organic Garden in Oneco, CT.  The tour is sponsored by CT NOFA. By growing a lot in a small area, Wayne is able to sell produce year round at the Coventry Farmers Market and other venues.  Wayne farms full time and has been certified organic since 1989. Wayne will discuss the differences between growing in the ground and growing in compost and other media.   He will demonstrate a pipe-bending tool for making hoops for tunnels and discuss the stresses of this past winter. The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about greenhouse growing. The cost for the workshop is $10 per person.  Pre-registration is requested by contacting CT NOFA via email at ctnofa@ctnofa.org or by calling 203 888-5146.  Visit www.ctnofa.org for more information. This workshop is supported by a Specialty Crop Grant from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture focusing on Winter Food.

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