Greenhouses and Programming

Hello everyone, I am researching the addition of greenhouse to our operation to augment our programming and demonstrations. The proposed size is 60 ft x 26 ft with programming / workshop area at one end and would grow vegetables and possible some fruit. It would be located outside of our pioneer village gate; so, it would be both: included as part of the site tour and separate, so as to not negatively impact the authentic visitor experience. The root purposes (pun intended) would be to: • Provide a venue for curriculum-based programming and community education, relative to both early gardening and modern techniques • Provide needed year-round space for programming and workshops (relative to growing or just as a heated space in an interesting environment) • Provide community education and growing starter kits for those interested in growing their own vegetables • Any produce grown would be distributed in conjunction with local food co-ops Theses same food co-ops are interested in working with us to staff the greenhouse for crop management as well as to become the agri-teachers So, if anyone is or has in the past, operated a greenhouse as part of your operation, (small or large) I would be very interested in connecting to discuss what worked and what didn’t. I’m mostly interested in construction, design, HVAC options and uptake. Please contact me at Thank you in advance and stay safe all, Ron Gostlin Muskoka Heritage Place Huntsville ON

I would appreciate any and all information. Thanks Ron