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Workshop for vegetable growers April 13

March 20, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

ARCHBOLD High tunnels, an increasingly popular solution to extending the production season for fruits and vegetables, is to be the focus of an April 13 Ohio State University Extension workshop 9:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. in Archbold.

Registration is to cost $35 by April 6 or $45 after. Space is limited to 40 registrants.

To register, contact Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension, Fulton County, at (419) 337-9210 or

Morning session are to take place at Sauder Heritage Inn, 22611 SR 2, Archbold.

Matt Kleinhenz, OSU Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center vegetable crops specialist, is to share research and experience using high tunnels and is to address questions regarding this growing technique such as buying considerations, crops to grow in high tunnels and precautions to be taken.

Afternoon portion is to take place at nearby Kinsman Farms, where attendees are to see a working high-tunnel structure and learn about site preparation for a new one.

High tunnels - unheated, plastic-covered, relatively inexpensive structures - can grow lots of food on little land, can do it nearly 12 months out of the year even in the upper Midwest and need less expensive equipment compared to larger-scale, open-field farming methods.



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