Dick Porter, of Albion Community Gardens shares gratitude for the many people and organizations that made this development possible. Not all of the remarks are captured here in this video.
The hoop house in particular is part of a gift from the Calhoun County Senior Services, which administers the Senior Millage.
A hoophouse, a special type of greenhouse built with hoops, measuring 2,100 square feet, was constructed thanks to Calhoun County Senior Millage special projects funding. Twenty volunteers, led by the Nifty Hoops, a hoophouse manufacturer in Ann Arbor, were able to install the new planting area in one day. This company has designed a series of more efficient crop protection structures (hoophouses), which increase resilience of farms against wind, rain, and cold and extend the growing season through the winter months. Some crops will be planted immediately with hopes of more crops yet this year. These include some high return and locally popular crops, such as spinach, greens, and tomatoes. Earlier this year a ten-foot-high deer fence was installed at the Community Gardens, with thanks to Albion Area Philanthropic Women.
The Community Garden of Albion group was involved in another food related accomplishment, on Tuesday, Sept 13.
Click the image below to learn about the harvest sharing with the Community Table of Albion.
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