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High Tunnel Efficiency – On-Farm Tour

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join for a visit to Dog Days Farm in Fitzwilliam to learn about efficiencies in their new high tunnel, energy assessments and local funding!

This on-farm tour will focus on energy use and conservation in high tunnel and greenhouse production. Energy costs can be substantial in a smaller diversified production system and reducing electric bills can help your bottom line.

Join us for a tour of the high tunnels and Greenhouse at Dog Days Farm where we will discuss energy saving designs and retrofits for these structures. We’ll cover a farm energy use assessment and measures the farm has taken to decrease energy use and save electricity costs. We will explore strategies and other low-cost measures that can be incorporated when building these structures to help save energy and costs for the life of the tunnel. Finally, we’ll touch on local/federal funding options to help you make these upgrades feasible.

Facilitated by Chris Lent, Agricultural Specialist working for the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

This event is a good fit for vegetable farmers and homesteaders looking to grow energy efficiency on their operation.

Please register ahead of the event. If you require assistance or have questions, please contact Matt at [email protected] or call 603-756-9282.

About our presenter:

Chris Lent is an Agricultural Specialist working out of Pennsylvania for the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) as part of the Northeast regional team. He operated an organic vegetable farm for ten years and worked in the fields of energy efficiency, solar installation, and organic farm inspection. His work at NCAT has focused on farm energy, organic vegetable production, local food systems, high tunnel management, and urban agriculture.

About Dog Days Farm:

Dog Days Farm is a diversified fruit and vegetable operation in Fitzwilliam, NH. In addition to their well-known CSA operation, they operate a farmstand featuring many local goods, and sell at local markets during the warmer months. They offer spring starts and their produce can be found at many regional vendors throughout the year.

This workshop is a partnership between the Cheshire County Conservation District, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture NRCS, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH), and Dog Days Farm.

Funding for this program is provided by the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) with NOFA-NH and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.


March 26
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Dog Days Farm
72 Jaffrey Road
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447 United States