$300 Underground Greenhouse Grows Food Year Round

“From vertical farms to solar-powered “farms from a box,” we’ve seen how farming technology has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. But for those who prefer something a little more rustic, growing food from a hole in the ground is as low-tech as you can get. A walipini, meaning “place of warmth” from the … Read more

Our Mesh Hoop House is Finished

We recently completed a mesh hoop house in our forest garden. Our climate is tropical, so we wanted a mesh fabric covering that blocks the intensity of the sun and allows plenty of ventilation. The hoop house will be used to grow vegetable starts for the garden, microgreens and tomatoes in large containers. The project … Read more

How to Build a 32’X48′ Hoophouse by Yourself Part 1

I’m currently building an 8’x20′ hoop house in our forest garden. Oh how I wish I’d used a kit that pops together like the one in this video. More news coming soon. We’re going to use our hoop house for growing vegetables, but of course they could be used for all sorts of other purposes such as a shop and housing.

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DIY Gothic Arch Shaped Greenhouse

This video shows step by step directions for building a gothic shaped or bowed roof greenhouse with laminated wood like the UM passive solar greenhouse that we reported on the other day. This model supposedly meets Florida’s 160 mph wind code, and can easily be built by most do-it-yourselfers.

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