Story of the Year: Nebraska retiree grows oranges with free heat

Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F, but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth’s stable temperature (around 52 degrees in his region) to grow … Continue reading →

Geothermal Greenhouse: It REALLY Worked!

“This geothermal greenhouse design worked perfectly through our negative 17 degree winter weather here in SE Idaho. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. It is affordable and it works. Two things that I love when they come together.” … Continue reading →

The Winter Harvest with Eliot Coleman

“This is Eliot Coleman’s presentation at the Asheville Mother Earth News Fair in April of 2016. Eliot is a celebrated farming expert encouraging people and communities to choose locally grown organic food. He helped pioneer the movement with his first … Continue reading →

Cheap, Lean, and DIY Greenhouses

A simple greenhouse design by Urban Farmer Curtis Stone that is fast and cheap to install. Also known as Caterpillar Tunnels. Cost is about $1,000 for a 12’ x 100’ poly tunnel made with 1-3/8” galvanized top rail tubing that’s … Continue reading →

UM builds passive solar greenhouse to grow fresh veggies year-round

“A subcontractor with Bad Goat Forest Products, Braverman was just hours away from finishing what many believe will be the first passive solar greenhouse in Missoula. “The idea is, the sun will hit the earth bags all day long and … Continue reading →