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Winter Greens Short Course

Vegetable Production Throughout the Winter

Did you know it is possible to maintain green, nutritious, delicious vegetable production throughout the cold, northern winters of Vermont?  With the use of simple greenhouse technology, greens can survive and be harvested all year long by only accessing and storing the heat from the sun.  Come learn how to use Passive Solar Greenhouses to grow cold hearty greens 365 days per year – add income to your existing farm, begin your dream of farming for a living by starting in the winter, or simply learn what it takes to grow enough greens for your own household all winter long.

farmer-traingin-logoIn our three-day long short course, we will explore everything from site selection, brands of these high tunnels/hoophouses, the four 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 as well as exploring other local farms who are extending their seasons to include winter greens.  This three-day workshop will be practical, hands on, include actual numbers and yields, production plans, and so much more.

If you have any questions, please email sra.desantis@uvm.edu.

Scholarships: a limited number of scholarships are available for students based on financial need. To apply for a scholarship please email sra.desantis@uvm.edu with a Statement of Need.

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a 42-credit online graduate program that helps you explore public health and policy issues while gaining a strong foundation in population health sciences. Our program leads to a Generalist MPH degree focused on excellence in Environmental Public Health; Quantitative Public Health Sciences; and Health Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy.

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