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Coming soon: Hoop House newest additon to Garden

Lauren F. and Renee P.

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What started out as a seed of an idea is now growing bigger and bigger as the SIS Gardening Club plans on erecting their “hoop house” over the weekend! The structure- which is bright orange and black, in fitting Shelton spirit- is currently located in the Engineering Technology room in the basement, waiting to be put together.

“Hoop houses”- also known as polytunnels- are heated by the combination of the sun, soil, plants, and other objects within the structure. In other words, they use solar heating. This is ideal because of the cold winters- like this past month- we sometimes suffer up here in New England. All in all, everyone seems very excited about the newest addition to the garden.

We spoke to Mr. Wolf about his plans for the future of the garden. Within the next few weeks, they wll be planting seedlings in hopes to grow lettuce, broccoli, potatoes, and kale. When the weather turns warmer, they will be planting peppers, tomates, and cucumbers. They are planning on supplying the cafeteria with fresh vegetables, and even selling tomato seedlings in May. In addition to all of that, they are hosting a garden class during summer school this year.

Right now, their hoop house has twelve raised beds to plant their seedlings, but in the future, they will have even more.

Do you have any ideas for the hoop house? Leave a comment below!

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