Season Extension Workshop

Earlier this month I traveled with a great group of Oregon Farmers to Mt. Vernon, Washington to give a workshop on Season Extension at the Northwest Agriculture Business Center. The other presenters at the workshop were…

Tanya Murray from Sauvie Island Organics, Portland
Josh Volk from Slow Hand Farm, Portland
John Eveland from Gathering Together Farm, Philomath

We had a great time – I learned quite a bit from my farmer friends and from the audience as well. Tanya spoke about the different greenhouses and crops that they have tried over the years at Sauvie Island. She presented some interesting info on winter enterprise budgets. Josh took us on a photo tour of his own farm and the many others he has visited across the country. I spoke about the very specific varieties we grow during the winter which can survive and even thrive outside or with minimal protection. John has the most experience with season extension and talked about the many different types of high tunnels and greenhouses they’ve tried over the years. You can read about the spanish style tunnels they’re putting up now on his blog.

Thanks for Jeff Voltz for inviting us up to do the workshop!