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Dan RubinDavid J. Goodyear grew up in Carmanville, a small community in Notre Dame Bay. He holds a PhD in condensed matter physics and has been involved in peer reviewed research. He taught at the university level, and now works as a medical physicist at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center in St. John's. David has designed and built one of Newfoundland's first earth sheltered greenhouses which he uses to grow food year-round in Flatrock, Newfoundland.

 

Mike GrahamMike Graham holds a PhD in Agricultural Meteorology, an MSc in Botany, and is a Certified Engineering Technologist in Instrumentation. He has 25 years research experience, much of it in greenhouse climate control and instrumentation and recently retired as Director of Special Projects for College of the North Atlantic. For the last 30 years Mike has operated a 256 square foot unheated greenhouse in which he has raised a variety of crops, from grapes to zucchini, in raised beds. He has designed an inexpensive digital monitoring and control system for greenhouses which he is happy to share.

 

 

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FOGGY LANE GREENHOUSE

Here is a great example of down to earth, funky greenhouse operation, in a home-built structure right here in Newfoundland, at Foggy Lane Garden.   Simple materials and ingenuity has ……

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HOW HE HEATS HIS GREENHOUSE

At Foggy Lane Garden, simple systems for heating are being used to heat the homebuilt greenhouse.   Here is a tour showing how wood heat and a bit of electricity ……

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HOW THE FOGGY LANE GREENHOUSE GREW

Starting in 2017, this Newfoundland gardener has developed a simple homebuilt greenhouse structure, attached to his house that is successfully growing food right through the winter.   Here are the…

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Deep Winter Greenhouse in Saskatchewan

This deep winter greenhouse in Saskatchewan is a large grow space based on principles of passive heat collection.   It is an example of a structure that, at 32 x ……

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Chinese Style Passive Solar Greenhouse

Here is a detailed report on the Chinese passive solar greenhouse design that is being used in Alberta: For more information, you can also read this article:…

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So You Want To Build A Greenhouse?

Part One: Greenhouse Shape If you’ve decided you want to build a greenhouse, you probably already have a pretty good idea of what it will look like and where it ……

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Greenhouse In The Snow

This video shows early starting in an inexpensive simple high tunnel greenhouse.    It demonstrates basic ways of using the protective structure in northern climates to extend the growing season.…

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Large Home Built Unheated Greenhouse

Using an unheated greenhouse in upstate New York, this grower is able to overwinter vegetables, in a partially insulated 750 square foot passive solar structure with barrels of water for ……

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Fit to Eat Podcast With David Jason Goodyear

In this episode of Ivan Emke’s Fit to Eat podcast, Ivan and Dan Rubin visit David Jason Goodyear in Flatrock, NL and learn how he grows and stores almost all ……

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Chinese greenhouse design in Alberta is growing vegetables year round

This greenhouse design, which is common in China, where hundreds of acres are covered with similar structures, works just fine in sub zero temperatures in Alberta where selected crops may ……

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