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Grow Benzie will be hosting the final class from its’ “Extend the Growing Season” series of classes with an all day workshop on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Highly regarded agricultural consultant Craig Schaaf will guide participants through the steps to create a hoop house (greenhouse), beginning with construction of wood laminated bows. Using this method of construction, the cost of completing a hoop house is about 50% less than using the traditional steel frame systems currently on the market.
The bows made in this workshop will be used to complete the first elementary school hoop house in Benzie County at Platte River Elementary, ultimately utilizing 12 bows.
A 24’ x 24’ hoop house is planned, and volunteers will begin construction early this summer. Grow Benzie is also helping with the designof this garden.