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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, mtntop@wildblue.net

 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!

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