The Building Material Thrift Store in south Hailey will present a free workshop on cold frame construction using reclaimed materials, from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 15. You’ll learn from Rebecca Bundy, associate planner for the city of Ketchum and an avid year-round gardener, and Tom Harned, a green builder and owner of Five Bee Hives.
You’ll learn how to construct a simple cold frame from reclaimed materials, and learn about season extension gardening and cold frame placement. The store will have materials available for purchase for those who would like to build along with the facilitators.
You can also elect to build a cold frame and donate it to The Hunger Coalition’s Hope Garden.
The event is a part of the Hailey Community Climate Challenge, which explores steps communities can take to reduce greenhouse gases.
“With cold frames, we demonstrate in an easy do-it-yourself project how you can divert materials from our landfills and avoid the production of new materials, all while growing your own food,” said Lisa Huttinger of the Environmental Resource Center, the challenge’s outreach partner.