Eliot Coleman’s How to Build a Greenhouse


Here is a great video on how to build a greenhouse from Eliot Coleman; author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook. Coleman and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, presently operate a commercial year-round market garden at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. The couple have over thirty years’ experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field and greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and free range poultry.

For those that have never heard of Mr. Coleman; the Portland Press Herald conducted an excellent interview with him; it gives more perspective on the Author.

[quote_box_center]Winter Harvest HandbookWhen Eliot Coleman was in his 20s, farming was just the next adventure, after earlier passions for rock climbing, skiing and mountaineering. Then in 1968, he and his first wife, Sue, went to visit their heroes, Helen and Scott Nearing, the back-to-the-landers in Harborside whose books, particularly 1954’s “Living the Good Life,” continue to influence and inspire young farmers to this day. They ended up negotiating the purchase of the back half of the Nearings’ farm; he still farms there with his wife, Barbara Damrosch, a food writer and author of “The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook.” Coleman, 75, talked to the Maine Sunday Telegram about Maine’s food movement and why his passion for organic farming has never dwindled. We’ve edited the conversation lightly.[/quote_box_center]

You can read the complete interview HERE.

Happy Harvesting!