UVM Greenhouse Energy Extravaganza

Come to the UVM Greenhouse Energy Extravaganza! Greenhouse energy conservation is critical to maximize profits and reduce the energy footprint.

What can YOU, a concerned GROWER do about it? You can minimize production costs by making inexpensive improvements to your existing greenhouses. You also can install special energy conserving devices. Sometimes it seems all too complicated!  That is why the University of Vermont is holding an Energy Extravaganza on Thursday, September 4 at Claussen’s Greenhouses in Colchester, VT.

Regional experts, including John Bartok, Univ. of Connecticut; Chris Callahan, UVM and specialists in energy curtain assembly will share their energy conservation knowledge!  Attendees will learn tips on how to reduce energy use at minimal cost. These can be implemented before the snow flies this winter. The “cool” VT Bubble Greenhouse prototype will also be showcased. This system uses soap bubbles to improve insulation in double-poly greenhouses. USDA will be on hand to describe what supports for energy conservation they can offer you.

This will be an informal event that will give you an opportunity to ask experts your burning questions about energy conservation.

Who should come? Growers with greenhouses and ones that hope to erect one soon, energy conservation specialists, Extension agents.

For additional information and to register, download the attached PDF file or go to http://www.uvm.edu/~entlab/ and click on Energy Extravaganza.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Margaret Skinner, 802-656-5440 or email her at mskinner@uvm.edu

Brought to you by the NE SARE program, UVM Extension and USDA NRCS.

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Margaret Skinner at 802-656-5440 by August 25, 2014.

Univ. of VT Extension and U.S. Dept. of Agric. cooperating offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

Don’t Delay, SIGN UP TODAY!

Register at http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/files/2014/08/ExtravaganzaregistrationformAug18-1j39a4m.pdf 

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