The Old Fort

Season Extension

High tunnel hoop house.
High Tunnel Workshop - February 27, 2016 Presentations available below. 

 

Educational Resources

High Tunnel Workshop Presentations:

Flyer for February 27, 2016

High Tunnel Basics and Construction (slides only)- Adam Montri

Video File for Adam Montri's presentation

Please note that both of these files are very large (134 mb and 111 mb, respectively).  They may need to be downloaded on to your computer for viewing if they do not load immediately.

Installing a Cool Bot - Heidi Rohwer

Installing a Moveable High Tunnels - Brad Crist

Biothermal Heating - Patrick Alford and Tyler Hoyt

Starting Seeds and Transplants - Michele Martz

Winter High Tunnel Research Data - Dr. Mark Uchanski

Integrated Pest and Disease Management - Gus Westerman

 

WRME Grant- Growing for Wholesale Distribution in Southwest Colorado

Spring, 2015 Newsletter

Summer, 2015 Newsletter

Winter, 2016 Newsletter

Low Tunnel Workshop Presentations:

Flyer for April 11, 2015

Season Extension at the Old Fort at Hesperus - Beth LaShell

Season Extension Supply List

The Art of Low Tunnels - Judy Garrigues

Hoops - Adobe House Farms

 

Check out hightunnels.org for educator and grower resources

 

February 2, 2012- Hoop House Growing Workshop

Flyer

Presentations:

Hoophouses at Hesperus by Beth LaShell

Research Results from Winter Greens Trial by Dr. Mark Uchanski

Growing in a Hoop House by Del Jimenez

Season Extension Topic Room

Visit this SARE topic room for dozens of free fact sheets, bulletins, webinars and other resources from 25 years of SARE-funded research.

High Tunnel Specialty Crop Production in Colorado

This 2011 webinar is an hour long and covers :

  • Introduction to high tunnels

  • Design considerations

  • Summer production

  • Winter production

  • Economics

  • Future Research Needs

History of Season Extension Projects at Old Fort

2008

Construction of Summer Hoophouse. Joint project with New Mexico State University and Colorado SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)

2010

Construction of Winter Hoophouse. Joint project with New Mexico State University and Western SARE

2010-2012

Winter Greens Research Project

2011

Construction of 26 x 74 High Tunnel

2015-2016

Re-Construction of a 26 x 74 High Tunnel- Moved from Cole Ranch