Local High Tunnel Manual
Click here to download a PDF copy of the
Chequamegon Bay High Tunnel Manual.
(coming Spring, 2016)
This manual, written by Chequamegon Bay Farmer Todd Rothe (River Road Farm) and edited by Matt Cogger (UWEX Horticulutre Agent- Bayfield County), was created as a reference to answer technical questions about care and maintenance of High Tunnels, particularly the those place in the Chequamegon Bay Area School Districts a a part of the USDA Grant:
"Meeting the Challenge of Winter: Using High Tunnels to Expand Farm to School in Northern Wisconsin."
"THE" High Tunnel Book
If you are serious about growing in the High Tunnel with your students, we strongly recommend taking the time to read "The Winter Harvest Handbook" by Eliot Coleman. It is filled with incredibly useful graphs and charts and will give enough background on the technology and application of High Tunnels in our northern climates to stay ahead of even your most inquisitive students!
The Teacher Resource page has several links to informative websites and publications that will help you and your students learn more about these unique growing spaces.
You are also welcome to contact our local Ashland and Bayfield County UW Extension agents for site specific questions.
Jason Fischbach, Ashland/Bayfield County Agriculture Agent
Matt Cogger, Ashland/Bayfield County Horticulture Agent
Reach them by calling the county offices at (715) 373-6104.
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