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March 1: Workshop participants to build high tunnels

high-tunnel-300ARLINGTON, Wash. – Building inexpensive high tunnels for three-season crop production can be a daunting task. Learn the basics while helping Garden Treasures nursery build tunnels 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at 3328 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, at a workshop hosted by Washington State University Extension.

A high tunnel is a low-cost version of a greenhouse without heating or electrical power. It is also called a hoophouse.

Workshop attendees are welcome to help as much or as little as they wish throughout the day. Dress for weather and mud; bring work gloves and a brown bag lunch.

Cost is $20 per person and includes a flash drive of resources about high tunnels. To register, visit http://HighTunnel.BrownPaperTickets.com or print the form at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/documents/Hands-OnHighTunnelConstruction2014.pdf and mail with your check to Karie Christensen, Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-6353. Contact her at 425-357-6039 or christensen4@wsu.edu.

 

Contacts:

Andrew Corbin, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6012, corbina@wsu.edu

Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 360-794-6081, khalstead@wsu.edu

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