Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Central School's Hoop House

You will soon see the outline of Central School's hoop house when the foundation is built on the next work day. But what is a hoop house? Here is an image of a hoop house at an organic farm. Our hoop house will be 25 ft long, 10 feet wide and 8 feet tall. Using measuring tape, a meter stick or a ruler, try measuring a space 25 by 10 feet in your backyard or playground to get an idea of how big the space is. We'll be able to grow quite a few different kinds of vegetables in that space!

Here is a video that describes a hoop house and how it helps plants grow, even in the winter!

What Is a Hoop House? -- powered by

Here is another short video that describes the benefits of a hoop house.

Benefits of a Hoop House -- powered by

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