High Tunnel

The MOC Demonstration High Tunnel

In 2014, RAIL learned about High Tunnels, an inexpensive technology that could be used to extend the growing season by two months. RAIL saw how this could make small-scale agriculture more productive in Wyoming County. RAIL started working with USDA to connect residents to government resources that help fund High Tunnel construction. RAIL also wanted residents to see what a High Tunnel is capable of, so in 2015 local and visiting volunteers came together to build one at the MOC.
 

RAIL's 2015 efforts kicked off with a well-attended summit in January.
RAIL brought together officials from across the state to promote agriculture in the southern coalfields.
Students from Christopher Newport University.
Duquesne University students prepare lumber for the high tunnel and toolshed.
Duquesne University students prepare lumber for the high tunnel and toolshed.