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Backyard Greenhouse Design & Construction

By April 14, 2018 No Comments

Thinking about building a greenhouse but don’t know where to start? Or maybe your current set-up could use some improvements? Either way, this course is for you.

In this intensive 2-day program you will learn how to design, construct and operate a backyard greenhouse (or hot house) effectively.

This course includes both in-class learning and hands-on components to ensure participants are fully prepared to build their own greenhouse upon completion of the course.

Course layout:

Day 1: Classroom session at Groundswell Network Society’s Community Greenhouse
– Site Selection
– Design principles, requirements and considerations
– Construction methods and materials
– Annual operations and maintenance (irrigation, planting, crop schedules, etc.)
– Tour to explore and critique greenhouse examples.

Day 2: Hands-on construction session at the Avalily Permaculture Urban Homestead
– Layout of design and prefab process
– Step-by-step guide for construction
– Hands-on greenhouse building project
– Detailed information material selection and building technique demonstrations


– Kalista Pruden
Local permaculture expert and urban farmer;
Avalily Permaculture and The Earthskills Institute.

– Justen Foster,
Local sustainable building expert and building contractor;
EVERbuilt Developments Ltd.

– Groundswell Network Society
(GNS does some amazing work in our community! Please consider purchasing a lifetime membership for just $20.)

Course fee is $160.
Please register or inquire by emailing

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