Hoophouses are unheated, passive solar greenhouses that can extend the growing season for fruits, vegetables and flowers in cold climates.
The Rumples of Whitmore Lake – Cultivating a new niche with dahlias
The Moores of Engadine – Growing year-round in the Upper Peninsula
See the stories of three other Michigan farmers who started growing plants year-round in hoophouses.
Videos from Ingham County Extension Agent Gary Heilig
Visit the archive to see more Gary Heilig videos.
Preventing & Managing Vegetable Garden Diseases
Cleaning the vegetable garden
All about soil testing
On Japanese beetles
FROM MSU’S ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY PROGRAM:
Green roof research at Michigan State University Michigan State University horticulture professor Brad Rowe talks about current green roof research at MSU, their environmental and economic benefits and how the U.S. lags behind most European nations in green roof prevalence.
VIDEOS FROM SUSTAINABLE FARMER:
How to raise chickens Read “Lisa Ostler offers advice on raising a small flock of chickens” on Sustainable Farmer.
Building a hoophouse: Part 1 See the three part series on hoophouses with an interview with Adam Montri.