A greenhouse is a great benefit to every grower, but getting the most out of it requires an understanding of its structural characteristics and how to manage it effectively. In this session, fellows and class participants learn about the characteristics of passive and active greenhouse environmental systems, methods used to control the greenhouse environment (cooling, heating, and light), and effective manual irrigation.
Fellows and class participants will join Chris Epes in Tricycle's state-of-the-art greenhouse for a demonstration of environmental control systems and irrigation methods. Effective management of the greenhouse environment is crucial to plant health and seedling success. We will learn to identify and manage greenhouse conditions that affect seed germination, development and maturation, methods used for greenhouse irrigation, and the environmental factors that affect pest and plant pathogen management.
Class begins at the Bon Secours Center for Healthy Living, Sarah Garland Jones Community Room. We will move to the Tricycle Greenhouse at 31st Street Baptist Chuch Urban Farm (801 32nd Street) for the conclusion of the class and lunch with the instructor.
What to bring: Paper/pen for class notes, brown-bag lunch for informal lunch with Urban Ag Fellows and Instructor.
Bon Secours Center for Healthy Living, Sarah Garland Jones Community Room 2600 Nine Mile Road Richmond, VA23223