Thursday, October 17, 2013

Growing into the Winter

This past Tuesday, CORE/El Centro hosted a workshop on Gardening through the Winter.  Part of the class focused on the use of cold frames as a easy way to extend the fall harvest and get an early start in the spring!

Materials include: Wood for frame, old windows, hinges, hammer and nails.

Prepping the materials, Lander cuts angled pieces for the sides of the frames.
Our cold frames are 7" in front and 10" in back - slightly angled to capture more of the fall sunlight.

Screwing hinges to the back to hold the window to the frame.
Locking hinges on the inside will hold the frame open on warm winter days.

Workshop participants look on as volunteers put together the second rooftop cold frame. 

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