Four Season Production in a Northern Climate Greenhouse

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2001: $3,896.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
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  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: grapes, citrus
  • Nuts: hazelnuts
  • Vegetables: beans, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, trees
  • Animals: bees, poultry, fish
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Animal Production: feed rations, free-range, manure management, winter forage, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, continuous cropping, intercropping, multiple cropping, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: cooperatives, marketing management, value added, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: holistic management, permaculture, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: composting, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, urban/rural integration, social networks, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.