Hoop Hoop Hooray: A Tour of Greenhouses, Hoop-houses and Season Extenders
From cold frames to hoop houses to large greenhouses, gardening and small-scale farming in the northern landscape means finding myriad ways to create extra days of warmth to coax plants into later and more prolific production. Visit different locations in Cook County to see season extension options in action, and discuss the pros and cons of each option with the gardeners and farmers who use them. Participants will meet at North House and should expect to drive 15-30 miles. Carpooling can be arranged the day of at North House.