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Build a Greenhouse for Under $100

The January Greenhouse workshop was a great success. There were 48 people in attendance, some actively participated, some just socialized and everyone learned a lot. There were garden gloves for sale and homemade jelly. There were lots of newborn lambs, too. It was a regular barn-raising!

Our son, Phil, worked with Trevor and Jennifer of FAMU to learn the technique. He gathered all the materials and gave the presentation. He was great! His jokes were funny and we all laughed at his jokes and learned a lot!

Here are a few initial photos. You can see the videos, there are three parts, at our YouTube channel, GoldenAcresRanchFL.

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This is our original announcement.

Saturday, January 21, 2012
2:00 PM

Image of seedling |Dr. Jennifer Taylor, of FAMU’s State Wide Small Farms Program, is coordinating with the Camellia Garden Circle to conduct a free workshop on how to Build a Greenhouse for Under $100 here at Golden Acres Ranch in Monticello, Florida.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM. It is a free session and open to the public. There is plenty of parking and directions to the farm can be found on our Visit Us page. Come rain or shine!  We will have an area that is undercover if there is rain and a heater if necessary.

Members of  Monticello’s Camellia Garden Circle will help answer questions about the best use of the greenhouse. And attendees are welcome to take a walking tour of the farm while they are here.

There are four lambs now and should be more over the next few weeks. We keep watching the goat momma’s too. They are so big but everyday I’m disappointed. They just can’t hold on much longer.

July 20, 2012 Martin Taylor wrote:

“Thank you for providing the video for free on YouTube! It is very simple and looks great! Is there a pdf of instructions with a parts list that is available for download? Again, thank you so much for giving this to the world.”

Thank you for your comment! In order to get the PDF, which is very nicely done, by the way, you can contact Dr. Jennifer at:

Jennifer Taylor, PhD
FAMU StateWide Small Farm Programs/Sustainable Development
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)
Tallahassee, FL