April 4 – Diversified Vegetable Production in Unheated High Tunnels
This looks to be a great FUTURE HARVEST event:
Thursday, April 4, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Calvert’s Gift Farm – Sparks, MD
Future Harvest CASA Members $10; Nonmembers $20
Jack and Beckie Gurley of Calvert’s Gift Farm have 17 years of experience growing certified organic vegetables. They have used unheated high tunnels for 12 years to extend their growing season, taking weather out of the equation in early spring, which allows them to offer a fuller CSA box and have a greater variety of vegetables at farmers’ markets at the beginning of the season. Using three high tunnels, the largest of which is 96′ x 30′, the Gurleys conservatively estimate they have seen a bottom-line boost of some $10k per year since using these tunnels.
The farm tour and discussion will cover topics including soil, irrigation, temperature, crop selection, high tunnel rotations, harvest methods and overall production techniques. Visit www.futureharvestcasa.org/events to register (step-by-step online registration instructions are also online), or call 410-549-7878.
Attendance is limited so advance registration by April 2 is required for this event!
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