Wednesday, November 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hops are hot! But sometimes not. When planting a perennial crop, it is worth thoroughly thinking out site selection and other key factors to avoid running into trouble. Come discuss small-scale hops production with Perennia Specialist Rosalie Gillis-Madden. Learn about the basics of site selection, trellis design, and hops production with some key market and cost of production tips. Bring your questions!
Wednesday, November 29, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
In this short presentation, Charles Ryan describes his experience in building a small scale hop drier from plans made by Chris Callahan, of the University of Vermont. This may be useful to any small scale growers wishing to have a controlled environment for drying herbs, flowers, garlic, onions, etc.