Time: February 6, 2016 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Street: 1860 Lefthand Circle, Suite E
Website or Map: http://theaquaponicsource.com…
Event Type: class
Organized By: Kari-Lise Boyer
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2016
Want to grow your own fresh, nutrient dense vegetables year-round? How about growing your own bananas, lemons and guava? Learn how to do this, and much more by creating an energy-efficient, self-sustaining growing environment that feeds you and your family all year.
This full-day greenhouse immersion course will delve into smart greenhouse design. Topics include how to design a super-efficient greenhouse using passive solar strategies, tailoring your greenhouse for an aquaponics system, growing year-round in hard-to-grow climates, powering your greenhouse off-grid, growing advice and greenhouse building plans.
The course will include lunch and a tour of a commercial solar greenhouse located at The Golden Hoof Farm (designed by architect Alice Starek) pictured above. Participants will also receive building designs and plans for a backyard energy-efficient greenhouse that can be combined with an aquaponic system.
Single person ticket: $175.00
Two Person ticket discount: $300.00 (Shared materials)
9:00 AM to 12:00: Greenhouse Design
*Classroom instruction at The Aquaponic Source location
• Essential elements of solar greenhouse design
• Siting and orienting your greenhouse
• Choosing the glazing and building materials
• Insulating your greenhouse for year-round growth
• Naturally heating, cooling and ventilating your greenhouse
• Making a greenhouse ‘self-heating’ by using thermal mass and storing heat underground
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (included)
1:00 – 3:30 PM: How to Build Your Greenhouse; Aquaponic Greenhouse Design
• Building the greenhouse (review of building plans)
• Powering your greenhouse: standard and off-grid options
• Aquaponic system planning and design considerations
• Growing tips and recommendations for your greenhouse
3:30 – 4:30: Tour of an off-grid commercial greenhouse. We will car pool to a nearby farm.