Upcoming Events

tomatoes and other crops growing in a high tunnel
Photo by Edwin Remsberg

High Tunnel Workshop

Join us for a two-part workshop on how to build a 48′ x 22′ high tunnel! This workshop will take place at the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm (Presumpscot Point Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105) on Monday, October 17 and 24 from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Registration is required and there is no fee to participate. If you’d like to make a donation to Tidewater Farm, you may do so here: UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm Fund.
Register online here!

On Monday, October 17, we’ll learn how to build a structurally sound high tunnel, including:

  • Techniques for squaring the site, setting the ground posts, and the tools required for this step.
  • The assembly and installation of the bows (aka hoops), purlins (run across the top of the greenhouse), and wind bracing. Participants will receive hands-on experience with this process.

On Monday, October 24, we’ll learn how to install baseboards and frame the end walls, including:

  • The different options for baseboards and the pros and cons of each.
  • Techniques for framing the end walls using different materials and accounting for doors and shutter vents. Participants will receive hands-on experience framing with wood and installing polycarbonate.
If you have any questions or would like to request an accommodation, please contact Pamela Hargest at extension.tidewater@maine.edu.