Integrated, Season Extension, Solar Greenhouse

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $5,825.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1993
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Steve Gilman
Ruckytucks Farm


  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Crop Production: greenhouses, season extension
  • Education and Training: demonstration
  • Energy: solar energy

    Proposal summary:

    Construct a working/demonstration, low input, solar greenhouse that integrates innovative design functions with available components (roll-up sides, solar vents) to create beneficial extended season growing conditions, without using fans or added heat.

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