Win a copy of Straw Bale Building Details this week in the Straw Bale House forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
stewards:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Mike Barkley
  • Shawn Klassen-Koop
  • Pearl Sutton

WyOasis (in the snow) Greenhouse Build

 
Posts: 16
Location: USDA Zone 3-4/Sunset Zone 1a/in South Central WY
7
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Join us for an old-fashioned barn raising. Well, actually we are starting the exciting greenhouse build. Using the greenhouse-in-the-snow kit from Russ Finch in Alliance, NE, we will be building a 72' greenhouse in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The center "pit" is dug and all the supplies have arrived. If anyone is interested in sharing the experience, we can use all the help we can get. Over the next few months we will be assembling the greenhouse: digging post holes for the inner retaining wall and completing it; digging the foundation post holes and assembling the frame; attaching the lexan to the frame; attaching the back wall (roofing metal); building the end and interior walls; running water and electricity; improving the soil for planting; and planting this year's crop inside and the ground cover crops outside.

Also on the agenda is to continue with the swales and berms and ponds--we are expecting about 1,000 seedlings from the conservation district that need to be planted. They should arrive at the end of May.

Please contact us at seifertks@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to give us a hand with this adventure! We'll feed you!

Due to a huge influx of windfarms being built, there may be no motel rooms available. However, we have room for campers or tents on our property. Check the town website for lodging and local attractions (camping, fishing, hiking, etc.):  www.medicinebow.org.

Kani holds a PDC from Geoff Lawton and we are in the process of permaculturing our 8 acre homestead at the edge of town.
20190417_153258.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20190417_153258.jpg]
The hole in the ground
Posts.jpg
[Thumbnail for Posts.jpg]
Starting the retaining wall
Survey-Crew.jpg
[Thumbnail for Survey-Crew.jpg]
Surveying for level
 
Kani Seifert
Posts: 16
Location: USDA Zone 3-4/Sunset Zone 1a/in South Central WY
7
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Here is a video on The Greenhouse in the Snow up in Nebraska.  

 
steward
Posts: 4598
Location: Zones 2-4 Wyoming and 4-5 Colorado
431
bee books forest garden fungi greening the desert hugelkultur
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
HERE is more information about Medicine Bow and forming a community.
 
master steward
Posts: 8517
Location: Pacific Northwest
3086
cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids sheep foraging wood heat
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Kani, that's an awesome and inspiring video! Thanks for sharing it! It's so cool that you guys are building an earth-sheltered greenhouse. I've thought about making one where I am, but our ground water is so high, and we have very limited winter sun (like 2 hours a day due to trees and being north-facing), so I'm doubting that a greenhouse would do much good.
 
Kani Seifert
Posts: 16
Location: USDA Zone 3-4/Sunset Zone 1a/in South Central WY
7
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We are not as far along as we'd like to be due to the last snowstorm, but we've built the inside retaining wall. Lots more to come. If you want to join in the fun, you'd be welcome!
retaining-wall-being-built.jpg
[Thumbnail for retaining-wall-being-built.jpg]
4' depth (plus some) retaining wall being built
retaining-wall-almost-complete.jpg
[Thumbnail for retaining-wall-almost-complete.jpg]
We're getting there!
 
What a stench! Central nervous system shutting down. Save yourself tiny ad!
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
https://permies.com/t/61704/Food-Forest-Card-Game-Game
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!