We have begun construction of the new hoop house at Tamarack Farm.  The site was leveled last week and the Resource team welded a frame and began assembling the sections.  The intent of the structure is to expand the growing season on the farm. Read more about this on Page 7 in the latest Interim.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is highly supportive of this process and is awarding grants to make these low cost and highly effective structures available to farmers.

 

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As part of the process, the old chicken cathedral, which was built over several summers by campers, was sadly removed. We were able to recycle the polycarbonate panels on one of the other hoop houses and we also recycled the tires and roofing through our local hauler.

The garden manager will have the poly sheeting installed in the coming weeks and we can’t wait to see what they will grow!

For more information on governmental support for this type of project, check out the USDA website: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ri/home/?cid=nrcs144p2_016514

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