Attached solar greenhouse advice for west michigan

Asked July 4, 2020, 9:57 PM EDT

Do you have resources for best material for year around attached greenhouses that can hand snow loads and provide year around food growing? Are there consultants that can be contacted?

Muskegon County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

I would recommend that you download the Greenhouse Manual from the United States Botanic Garden: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/how-do-i-start-an-educational-greenhouse-at-school

Parts 1 and 2 talk about designing a greenhouse for your climate and about all of the options:

  • Part 1: A Strong Foundation--Getting Started
    • Factors to Consider about a Greenhouse
    • Designing for Your Climate
    • Connections to Standards and Evidence of Benefits
    • Spotlight: Grown By Kids, For Kids in Livingston, Montana
  • Part 2: The Best Greenhouse For You--Design & Budget
    • Questions to Ask in Preparation: What, Why, Where, When & How
    • Greenhouse Types
    • Infrastructure Elements: Temperature, Orientation, Ventilation & Light
    • Creating an Interior Layout
    • Hydroponics
    • Budgeting for a School Greenhouse

Thank you!