High Tunnels in Urban Agriculture

This new ATTRA publication by NCAT Specialist Chris Lent identifies the unique benefits of high tunnels to urban farmers. It addresses a number of issues — basics of siting and constructing a high tunnel, for example, as well as some of the policy and zoning challenges urban growers face when planning to erect a tunnel

It also discusses high tunnel management, including soil fertility, irrigation, and disease and pest control. Finally, it includes resources on intensive crop production and other uses for high tunnels.

The publication can be downloaded free online.

ATTRA is developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology in cooperation with USDA Rural Business Cooperative. ATTRA’s website features sustainable agriculture publications, webinars, videos, databases, and its popular “Ask an Ag Expert” telephone and email hotline. It is located at ATTRA – Sustainable Agriculture Program.