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Workshop teaches hoop house construction

Learn how to build a hoop house, or an unheated greenhouse, at a Nov. 3 workshop near Ardmore.
by Ken Raymond Published: October 21, 2012
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The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Hoop House Construction Workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3.

The workshop will be at the Katherine Reed residence, 1271 Sorghum Mill Road, northwest of Ardmore.

Learn how to build a commercial-scale, high-tunnel hoop house — an unheated greenhouse to extend the growing season and protect crops against extreme weather. Participants will build a hoop house during the workshop, getting hands-on experience and step-by-step instructions.

A news release asks participants to wear appropriate clothes, shoes and a hat; and bring eye protection, gloves and power hand tools.

The workshop costs $20 and includes lunch. Preregistration is required. For driving directions or to register, go to www.noble.org/agevents or call Tracy Cumbie at (580) 224-6292.

by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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