Winter Greens Farmer Training Short Course at University of Vermont – January 7-9, 2016
Winter Greens Production Three-Day Short Course at University of Vermont
Did you know it is possible to maintain green, nutritious, delicious vegetable production throughout the cold, northern winters of Vermont? Come learn how to use Passive Solar Greenhouses to grow cold hearty greens 365 days per year.
In our three-day, practical and hands-on short course, we will explore everything from site selection, brands of these high tunnels/hoophouses, the four key principles to grow/maintain crops 365 days per year, the economics behind winter greens production, soil fertility management, and much more. We will use the 10,000 sq. ft. of winter growing space at Bread & Butter Farm as our hands on classroom as well as exploring several other local farms who are extending their seasons to include winter greens.
The lead instructor, Corie Pierce, is a farmer and educator. She is co-owner and operator of Bread & Butter Farm in South Burlington, Vermont, a diversified farm where among many things, they specialize in growing greens all winter long in unheated, passive solar greenhouses.
Winter Greens Farmer Training Schedule:
Thursday January 7, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm (dinner at B&B farm included)
Friday January 8, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday January 9, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
For more information and to apply visit our website https://learn.uvm.edu/program/winter-greens/