Thursday, April 1, 2010

High Tunnel Workshop - Monday, April 5

A high tunnel workshop will be held at the farm of Tim and Violet Green, 7757 SE 90th, Galena, KS 66739 on Monday, April 5, from 9 to noon.

The workshop will focus on spring management practices. Topics and times are:

9:00 Farm Tour by Tim Green
9:30 High Tunnel Ventilation
10:15 Tomato Fertility
11:00 Pruning Tomatoes
11:30 Using a Backpack Sprayer

The workshop is sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension and the Webb City Farmers Market with funding from the USDA Specialty Crops Block grant. There is no charge for the workshop. Hmong translation will be provided. For more information, contact Eileen Nichols at 417 673-5866.

To reach the Green’s farm, go west on 7th Street in Joplin through Galena. Turn left on 90th Street about 1 mile west of Galena. Go approximately 1/2 mile south to the Green Farm, which is on the east side of the road. It is near the water tower.

The program is open to anyone interested in high tunnel production.