HIGH TUNNEL INNOVATIONS IN NORTHEAST OHIO: STRUCTURAL FEATURES FOR URBAN AND RURAL FARMERS
Snow load strength, excellent ventilation, strong end-wall construction, structure mobility, and rainwater harvesting are high tunnel features important to urban growers; rural farmers are interested in the same features for their high tunnels. Working to include these features in a single structure for urban growers has led to innovations that benefit both urban and rural farmers; rainwater harvesting, a mobile ready base frame, all weather retractable dome(s), and a two person installation method are a few of the innovations that have been developed in Cleveland, Ohio. These innovations have been applied on small farms throughout Northeast Ohio.
Alexander, T. (2013). HIGH TUNNEL INNOVATIONS IN NORTHEAST OHIO: STRUCTURAL FEATURES FOR URBAN AND RURAL FARMERS. Acta Hortic. 987, 105-112
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