The school gardeners at Nishuane have constructed low-tunnel hoops out of conduit to make a small winter garden filled with cool weather vegetables that were started from seed earlier in the fall.
These hoops, with a double layer of floating row cover and greenhouse plastic, will keep the temperatures inside the hoops above freezing all winter long. Then in early spring the plants will have a big head start and begin to grow again.
The students will be able to harvest greens much earlier in the season.
These can be removed when the weather warms up and the materials can be stored and reused next year.