Greenhouse Building Workshop! May 15 & 16!!

Posted on May 11, 2015 11:18 am by Active Citizen in Life

FREE 2-DAY GREENHOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP

9am – 4pm, MAY 15 – 16 (fri. – sat.)

Project EATS Marcus Garvey Farm, Brooklyn

What’s it all about?

The Greenhouse is the birthplace of many plants in our farms and gardens.  Over this 2-Day workshop-build, you will work and learn with Project EATS farmer and a close-knit crew of 4 to 6 participants to build the structure where the magic happens.

Workshop Focus

The greenhouse will be the first structure for the new Marcus Garvey Farm! Building the hoop-house high tunnel involves putting together the frame and securing the shell and end walls.  There will be several topics covered over building sessions and lunch time.

Topics:  

  • greenhouse structural functions,
  • types of greenhouses including home-scale setups,
  • greenhouse operational farming functions

What is to be gained?

  • basic power drilling skills
  • understanding of materials and process involved in building a hoop house
  • new friends with the build-crew
  • introduction to the work of Project EATS, a prolific NYC farm non-profit
  • opportunities for future involvement with Project EATS farms

Other important info:

Please bring water, lunch and any sun protection you may need.

Prior experience with construction and building is not necessary.

Participants should

  • be able to bear up to 50 lbs. (not all day but at key points)
  • feel comfortable standing on a ladder, and learning power tools

For more information or to sign up, visit:

http://projecteats.org/about-us/#Contact