Abundant Backyard

Hoop House Design & Construction



Maximum Participants

Old Feed Store, 3612 W. County Rd. 54-G, Laporte, CO

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Workshop Description

Hoop HouseRescheduled to June 23rd! Hoop houses are greenhouses made by covering a plastic or metal hoop structure with one layer (or sometimes two) of clear plastic. They are low-tech and low-cost compared with glass greenhouses.  Hoop houses give benefits throughout your growing season — far more than just the obvious advantage of protection from frost. Decreased wind pressure on seedlings, more humid growing conditions and higher internal concentrations of carbon dioxide during the main part of the season are reasons why they deliver better food, and more of it. For northern gardeners, hoop houses also bring the reality of spring planting and nurturing closer to the actual time the late-winter gardening enthusiasm naturally kicks in.  We will actually build a hoop house during this workshop!