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September 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$1 – $75
We are hosting an intensive, day-long, hands-on class to build a 20’ x 52” hoop house from scratch using mostly materials you can get at a hardware store. You will be taken, step by step, through the whole process and get a handout with a materials list and basic instructions to build your own. Our teacher, Lisa Helm of Dayton Urban Grown, has built 7 hoophouses from scratch including 4 as workshops and taught a class on how to build them at the 2017 OEFFA Conference and at a chapter meeting. A DIY hoop house can be a third of the price of buying a kit and is not that difficult. If you are growing for market, a hoophouse will pay for itself in less than one year, especially if you are growing all winter! This event is co-sponsored by Dayton Urban Grown.
About the teacher:
Lisa Helm is the founder of Garden Station art park and community garden, Dayton Urban Grown Cooperative, EarthFest and has been a speaker for gardening and planning conferences and sustainable living events at the state and national level. She is Permaculture Design Certified through the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute, a Master Organic Gardener, has taken classes in natural building at Blue Rock Station and urban farming with Will Allen, Jean-Martin Fortier, Singing Frogs Farm, Lean Farm and Neversink Farm; and is a graduate of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Seed School. In 2013 Lisa and her partner, George, opened “Dayton Urban Green”, a sustainable living shop at the public market to provide supplies for the workshop series and eco-friendly options for everyday items.