The project was funded by the US Department of Agriculture under its Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program as a sample of the much larger season-extending, high tunnel systems (pdf) they are testing in plots and small farms around the country over the next three years. Learn more on the WH blog, and watch the December 1 launch of the WH winter garden right here.
We can grow our own food year round. Granted, while the hoop garden was under snow, there was no way to check on it, let alone harvest; and the fact the gardens are dependent on huge sheets of non-biodegradable plastic is a concern. Still, with care and using the simplest technology, we may be able to eat healthy, home-grown, organic produce year round, no matter where we live.
This is exactly the kind of time-tested technology, married with innovative thinking, that we need to build Ordinary.
We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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