Reader Betty sent in a note on an upcoming hands-on workshop that sounds fun. If you’re planning to be in the Westcliff, Colorado area next weekend, June 27, consider enrolling in a class on building a sustainable greenhouse. Offered by Penn and Cord Parmenter, here’s the ad they’re running for the class:
From: Penn Parmenter, email@example.com
Hi Mountain Gardeners!!
What a spring! I hope your gardens are flourishing – ours sure are. Okay – here’s what’s going on. June 27th – a week from Saturday – we will be BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE GREENHOUSE IN ONE DAY. I know!! It’s a big project and we are hustling like crazy to be ready. The cost of the class is $35 per person unless you have taken our Sustainable
Greenhouse Design class and then it is $25 per person. The hours are 9am (Check-in starting at 8:30am), until 5 or 6 or?… If you need to spend the night there is National Forest everywhere and hotels in Westcliffe and Canon City.
You can bring a lawn chair and a notebook and watch or a tool-belt and help- depending on your wishes. Please mark all of your tools with your name. Battery operated tools will be helpful. Bring a sack lunch and clothes for all weather – including sturdy shoes. You can read about the class on TeachStreet.com but here’s the direct address:
If you sign up we will send directions to the site from every which way. This class is the REAL DEAL – you will learn how to build this greenhouse. We call it – “The Little Greenhouse That Could”. This thing will heat and cool itself year round – there is no ‘down’ time. Plus, it works better than we can ever tell you – but we can show you. There are no expensive solar panels to buy as this is all Passive Solar and we will be using about 90% recycled materials. Anybody can have this!
So, call us, email us, sign up and then run home and build one for yourself!