Our three greenhouses serve multiple uses throughout the year. The heated greenhouse is a necessity in New England to start seeds and young plants in February. In the early spring, most of these seedlings are moved to an unheated greenhouse to harden off. The latest and largest addition, our grant-funded hoop house, is an unheated but ventilated translucent building that uses solar gain to heat the plants in the soil of the ground, prolonging our growing season so we can have produce like lettuce in November. When not in use for plants, the greenhouses shelter tractors and other equipment, and sometimes they make a pleasant place to hold programs like a winter evergreen wreath workshop.