Season Extension: Types and Construction
High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques
Season Extension: Types and Construction: The Basics
2003 High Tunnel Production Manual
A 17-chapter manual covering a wide range of high tunnel production topics. For purchase only.
Design and Construction of a High Tunnel in West Virginia
Detailed information on high tunnel construction, with specific considerations for West Virginia.
Kansas State High Tunnel Video Series
A high tunnel is a freestanding or gutter-connected covered structure used for crop production.
Sustainable Commercial Greenhouse Production Curriculum
A blended course designed for county extension agents and new greenhouse professionals. Participants...
Season Extension: Types and Construction: Winter Storage
Expanding Winter Harvest and Sales for New England Vegetable Crops
This website offers resources on winter vegetable crop storage, marketing and low-cost season extension....
Walk-In Coolers for Winter Storage
Resources for farmers interested in on-farm winter storage options. Each resource offers a case study...
Season Extension: Types and Construction: Other Design Considerations
Comparing Four Ultra-Low-Cost Season Extension Structures on a Missouri Farm
This project compared winter production using four structures: EZ Build-n-Gro Cold Frames (Farmtek);...
New York Farmer Uses Hanging Gutters to Utilize Overhead Space in Hoop House
This project looked at increasing the productivity and cost effectiveness of growing more crops in a...
Rainwater Catchment from a High Tunnel for Irrigation Use
This Iowa State University video/fact sheet describes how to build a system to catch, store and reuse...
Season Extension and Crop Multiplication with a Moveable Hoophouse in an Organic System
By testing a moveable hoop house that slides on rails, this project has the potential to extend the...
The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.
Building a Passive Solar Greenhouse (a University of Missouri webpage with design specs and other information)
Greenhouse Site Selection (online article from Rodale Institute)
Hoop House How-To (a website of The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture)
Properties and Recommended Conditions for the Long-Term Storage of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (a University of California, Davis resource)
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