Guide imparts hoop house details
ARDMORE — People looking to build a hoop house greenhouse now have access to a free resource to aid in planning and construction. Noble Foundation horticulture consultant Steve Upson has written “The Noble Foundation High Tunnel Hoop House Construction Guide,” which draws on his 17 years of experience designing, constructing and using hoop houses.
The publication contains a detailed review of different permanent and moveable hoop houses, as well as traditional and novel building materials and methods used in construction. The 96-page, full-color publication is accessible online at www.Noble.org/ag/horticulture/hoop-house-construction-guide. Upson said hoop house design and construction techniques constantly evolve.
“My intent was not to offer a complete set of construction plans for any particular type or size of hoop house,” he said, “but rather to introduce novice growers and hoop house builders to the various tools and techniques used in constructing a wide range of hoop house models.”
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