Bioshelters: Design and Management of Solar Greenhouses

Darrell Frey - New Society Publishers
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Workshop Level: Intermediate
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This workshop presents a detailed study of several bioshelters, or ecologically managed solar greenhouses. These include the original bioshelter, the New Alchemy Ark, Solviva Bioshelter, and the bioshelter at Three Sisters Farm. Both design and management for year-round crop production will be discussed. The bioshelter at Three Sisters Farm, in Northwest Pennsylvania includes greenhouse beds, a poultry room, potting room, packing kitchen, storage areas and compost facilities.

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Speaker Bio

Darrell Frey is the author of Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm (New Society Publishers, 2011). Bioshelter Market Garden is a comprehensive guide to the small-scale intensive farm and its role in the sustainable food system, and a case study of 30 years of the application of permaculture design.

Frey is a Sustainable Community Development Consultant with three decades of experience in the application of ecological design; and he is the owner and farm manager of Three Sisters Farm. Three Sisters Farm is a 5-acre market garden located in Mercer County, Pa. Since 1989, Three Sisters Farm has been providing high-quality organic produce to regional restaurants, grocers and caterers.

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