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High Tunnels in Urban Agriculture

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By Chris Lent, NCAT Agricultural Specialist

Published: October 2016

Updated: n/a



12 pages


This publication identifies the unique benefits of high tunnels to urban farmers. It covers the basics of siting and constructing a high tunnel, as well as some of the policy and zoning challenges urban growers face when planning to erect a tunnel. It also discusses high tunnel management, including soil fertility, irrigation, and disease and pest control. Finally, it includes resources on intensive crop production and other uses for high tunnels.

Table of Contents

High Tunnel Benefits for the Urban Grower
Installing a High Tunnel in the City
Urban High Tunnel Management
Case Study: Elijah's Promise
Further Resources

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