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Season Extension Field Trip to Athens, OH

December 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

| $30

Join Community Farm Alliance on a Season Extension Field Trip to Athens, Ohio, December 14-15.

$30 covers travel, hotel, meals, workshop, and includes a CFA membership!


Green Edge high tunnel cover systems
Green Edge high tunnel cover systems

Growers will participate in a day-long workshop and site visit to see how Green Edge Gardens grows produce for market year-round!

The group will also tour ACEnet’s Food Ventures Center incubator kitchen and hear the role of this kitchen and their organization in creating a sustainable regional economy in Appalachian Ohio.

This field trip is targeted towards all levels of growers.

This is a 2-day trip to Athens, OH. We will depart from Hazard with optional pick-up sites en-route to Athens.

Green Edge Gardens is an operation in Appalachian Ohio that has developed an in-depth curriculum for all growers from beginners to advanced to extend their growing season in a climate and terrain similar to Eastern Kentucky’s.

Green Edge high tunnels in the hills of Ohio

Through their extensive practice of utilizing their greenhouses and grow rooms, Green Edge is able to ensure a year-round selection of seasonal vegetables, micro greens, and specialty mushrooms, which they sell to wholesale and retail customers. Because of their 12-month/year agrarian system, they are able to provide full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs, verifying that their sustainable practices promote economic development through agriculture.


This event is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment is $30. All payments will cover:

  • Tour of ACEnet
  • Full-day season extensionworkshop at Green Edge Gardens
  • Travel
  • All meals during the field trip
  • Lodging (you may be paired with a roommate)
  • 1-year membership with CFA (a total value of $208).

There is a 40 person limit to the trip, so register as soon as you can!

Deadline for registration is November 30, 2016. Any late registrations will not be guaranteed a hotel room.


Check out pictures from a similar field trip in February:
Production workshops

Reviews from last field trip

“I can’t even say how valuable this trip was for me. I’ve made useful contacts with other growers, and I really needed to see high tunnels in use in the winter time to really understand how much I could benefit from this way of growing. The trip was extremely well-planned, communicated, and executed. Thank you so much for all of your work in making this happen”

“THANK YOU SO MUCH for putting this trip together! It was a wonderful trip. I saw a lot of things I will implement of my own farm, and I had a bunch of fun as well. An excellent and super affordable trip”

CFA has partnered with Green Edge Gardens, ACEnet, and Rural Action through a Rural Community Development Initiative grant to make this opportunity possible.



December 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am
December 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Jann Knappage
jann (at) cfaky.org


Green Edge
16232 Henry Rd
Amesville, OH 45711 United States
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