Winter Greens Production Three-Day Short Course at UVM

Scholarships still available! See below for details.

Did you know it is possible to maintain green, nutritious, delicious vegetable production throughout the cold, northern winters of Vermont? Come learn how to use Passive Solar Greenhouses to grow cold hearty greens 365 days per year.

In our three-day, practical and hands-on short course, we will explore everything from site selection, brands of these high tunnels/hoophouses, the key principles to grow/maintain crops 365 days per year, the economics behind winter greens production, soil fertility management, and much more. We will use the 10,000 sq. ft. of winter growing space at Bread & Butter Farm as our hands on classroom. We will also visit other local farms who are extending their seasons to include winter greens.

The lead instructor, Corie Pierce, is a farmer and educator. She is co-owner and operator of Bread and Butter Farm in South Burlington, Vermont, a diversified farm where among many things, they specialize in growing greens all winter long in unheated, passive solar greenhouses.

Course Schedule:

Thursday January 10, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch included)
Friday January 11, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday January 12, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch included)

For more information and to register, please visit our website.

A limited number of $250 scholarships will be available to students on a financial needs and merit basis through Continuing and Distance Education. If you are not in need of a scholarship, please allow others in financial need to access this resource. To apply for a scholarship, kindly complete the short application online.

The deadline for scholarship applications is December 1, 2018. The Scholarship Committee in the Continuing and Distance Education Department will review scholarship applications. Decisions will be made by December 11.

If you have any questions, please email S’ra DeSantis at