Extending Season Extension
Practical Farmers of Iowa was fortunate to receive additional funding from the Ceres Foundation to carry out season extension programming in 2010. Season extension remains a top priority for our farmers, so this funding will help us help them be more successful in this arena. With this money we will coordinate:
- High tunnel construction workshop
- Root cellar workshop
- Field day on extending the season through later harvest and longer crop storage
- Field day on improving the energy efficiency of conventional storage facilities
- Webinar on storage in existing facilities
Right now is time to plan for logistics: hosts, dates, etc. If you feel you are a good candidate to host one of these programs, contact Sally at (515)232-5661, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be on the lookout for updates about this lineup via our website/listserv/newsletter/blog/facebook. Or call the office and ask Sally for an update!
2009 funding from the Ceres Foundation allowed Practical Farmers of Iowa to conduct season extension on-farm research, field days, and workshops. Find results of the season extension research and a video of the high tunnel construction workshop at practicalfarmers.org.