The frames of the hoop houses have been finished! Soil will be moved in over the next week and the covers will be installed on the 24th. Planting will begin soon. . .
The Reno Gazette-Journal featured the HDFI on the front page. Click on the link to find out what they had to say about our project. RGJ article
The supports for the first of six new hoop houses were put in place today. Progress!
The supports for our six additional hoop houses are being assembled on-site.
The construction crews have started digging the footings for the HDFI hoop houses! Construction is due to be completed by the end of June.
As a requirement for the grant received for the High Desert Farming Initiative, an extensive environmental impact study is performed on the acre of land next to UNR’s campus.
The site of the High Desert Farming Initiative started with two hoop houses located on UNR’s Valley Road Farm Laboratory. After confirmation of funding for construction, these two units can be renovated and construction on multiple hoop houses can be planned.