How to Build a Temporary Greenhouse for Summer Gardens
Mar 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
How to Build a Temporary Greenhouse
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $35, includes material list, diagram, and hands-on demonstration
If you want to learn how to build an inexpensive, temporary greenhouse that is easy to put up and take down each year, then this class is for you! Olin Funderburk has been building our farm’s greenhouse structure for the last 11 years and is able to re-use materials year to year. Olin will provide you with a materials list and allow you to participate in building the structure, so you can see how easy it is to erect.
You will also see the re-purposed tables and learn of other “free” stands to use inside while growing your seedlings. Planting stations are easy too…just some scrap lumber and a plastic tote for the soil. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to grow all of your garden plants from seed.
Olin earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction, Engineering & Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1982. He has worked for over 30 years in all facets of the construction and residential development industry, but he never forgot his love of the land and farming. He retired from the corporate world to expand income streams on Stoney Creek Farm, the farm he and his wife, Leigh, founded in 2005. The farm has a Summer U-Pick Garden, garden rental plots, sustainable living classes, as well as other income streams.
Funderburk’s farm won the 2014 TSU Small Farmer of the Year Award in the category of Innovative Marketing. and they continue to pursue the farm mission of “teaching people how to grow their own healthy food”, as well as educating the public on sustainable living practices via the Stoney Creek Farm website and social media. Stoney Creek Farm has been featured on television shows and news segments such as Volunteer Gardener, Live Green Tennessee, the Christian Broadcast Network, WZTV Fox17, and WKRN-TV News 2. They have also been featured on Radio talk shows such as WTN’s Michael DelGiorno Show and Franklin’s WAKM 950.
In 2016, the Funderburk’ published a book on sustainable farm living called, “Dirt Rich” and distributed over 2,000 in print and e-book formats to date.