Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free Hoop House Workshop for Urban Gardens

Hoop Houses are great for schools, community gardens, urban farms or even your backyard.

We are so excited to offer 2 free public workshops on Hoop Houses.

Hoop houses, or high tunnels, are the first step in increasing urban food production. They are simple greenhouses that allow you to grow more food in a small space. Not only do they grow food year round, but the food that comes out of them is of much higher quality because your crops won’t be damaged by the wind, rain, sleet, or snow. That means more food of higher quality, something that will quickly pay for itself in a few months of production. They’re inexpensive to build, are moveable and temporary, and can even be built on a paved surface. Anyone looking to grow lots of food year round should start with a hoop house.


Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 1-3pm
Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 9:30-10:30am

At the HSPS Youth Farm, 600 Kingston Ave,

About Seed & Cycle: We believe that anyone who wants to become an urban farmer, every architect and urban planner that wants to incorporate urban agriculture into their plans, every neighborhood that wants to stop throwing away their waste, every teacher that wants to teach the concepts of food production, should have the tools to do so.

Seed and Cycle is a Washington, DC based consulting company with a big vision for how we feed ourselves. We want to spread the practical skills and techniques of growing food in the city, as well as contribute to the dialogue of improving our food system by proliferating urban agriculture.

Seed and Cycle was started and is run by Vinnie Bevivino. Read more about Vinnie’s past work and his vision for urban agriculture here.

RSVP for the Workshop Strongly Encouraged. Email Molly (at) bkfarmyards (dot) com

This workshops is in partnership with SNAP Gardens.

SNAP Gardens cultivates awareness that SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps) can buy food-producing plants and seeds and facilitates successful gardening experiences among SNAP recipients across America.