Moving a greenhouse
Most greenhouses or high tunnels are set up once and stay there. The Rimol greenhouses or unheated high tunnels at Roots Farm in Tiverton, RI are moved seasonally.
Roots Farm hosted a NOFA/RI Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) hands-on workshop called “Winter Growing with Movable Greenhouses” for nearly 50 participants.
Mike and Kelli Roberts use their movable greenhouses to raise certified organic greens and produce year-round without supplemental heat. Workshop attendees moved two 50’ by 30’ greenhouses in under ten minutes.
This story made the February 2014 Eastern edition of Country Folks Grower. Read the full story here.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
The Past, Present & Future of Organics
February 16, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
Join Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) for our Winter Conference and Annual Meeting.
Three NOFA/RI founders and early members will describe their reasons for starting this NOFA chapter back in 1990 and the continued relevance of organic farming, gardening and landscaping today. We will hear about, edible landscaping from Landscape Architect and former farmer, Michael Veracka, compost from Mike Merner, owner of Earth Care Farm and educating our next generation of farmers from high school Agriculture Teacher, John O’Malley.
Mike Merner with Earth Care Farm crew
Our Annual Meeting will celebrate our 2013 achievements and announce our program plans for 2014. Enjoy a delicious potluck meal with fellow NOFA/RI members. Afterward, join a breakout session with one of our speakers to hear about their organic specialty. [Learn more and register here.]