The high tunnel greenhouse is one of the latest additions to Miller Farm. With funds from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Earlham was given the opportunity to construct our own high tunnel right on the farm. Visit the Miller Farm website for information on what a high tunnel is and how it is beneficial for sustainable farming.
Moving toward four season harvests, Miller Farm students created raised beds built with repurposed materials. These beds are built with soil from layers of compost and organic matter, and harvest rainwater captured from the high tunnel itself.
The Farm has been experimenting with cover cropping to make the Canadian Thistle’s job of loosening the soil obsolete. Canadian Thistle thrives in compact soil where our chosen crops can’t. The creation of loose soil tilth is one strategy we employ to nurture the soil structure and chemistry toward a vibrant healthy living medium that will reward Miller Farm with vibrant edibles.