This past Saturday I received an email from Casey Eilbert. At the risk of embarrassing her, I’m going to copy it here:
Exciting news: the hoop house is fully functional! This weekend, we attached both the tarp and the door. It’s pretty toasty in the house, and it should work just fine.
This is very big news. This project has been underway since last fall when our garden was selected as the pledge project for the UVA APO service fraternity. Written about at that time on our site, this meant a great deal of people’s time and effort went into fundraising, planning, and executing a number of projects and enhancements at the community garden.
The most difficult of these projects has been the construction of an enclosed hoop house to extend the growing season. A big thank you to Casey and her team who have demonstrated a tremendous amount of perseverance and built something that will greatly help us grow even more food for the hungry in our community.