This class will familiarize you with the many options for providing heat and shelter for starting plants as well as growing plants in a greenhouse or cold frame. Beginning with a simple "cold frame" and building up to more sophisticated structures, basic building techniques and materials will be presented. Many kits will be reviewed as well as ways to build a substantial greenhouse from inexpensive materials you can get from a local lumber yard or recycle yard. Aspects such as finding the right site, venting, heating and cooling, as well as basic layout of the structure will be presented in a way that is comfortable for the non-builder or adventurous gardener.
Our instructor for this workshop is Thomas Wittman. He has been building greenhouses and garden structures for over thirty years on his own farm, the UCSC Arboretum and The Farm and Garden Project as well as privately contracted installations.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Class Date: December 19, 2010 (Sunday) 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
If the workshop dates don't work for you, if the class is full, or if you'd like to request that another class be added, please email us and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
Love Apple Farm gift certificates can be used toward classes, seedlings and merchandise, They are available for purchase here.
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Love Apple Farms
Love Apple Farms is the exclusive kitchen garden for world recognized Manresa Restaurant. In addition to growing delicious vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers for Chef David Kinch, we are also dedicated to teaching folks how to up their game and lower their carbon footprint. We also host monthly farm dinners and private events. Email us at email@example.com for more info or to have us custom craft an on-the-farm experience for your family or work group.
Our extensive roster of gardening, preserving, and cooking classes holds interest for just about everyone. Gift certificates are also available.