Hoop House

A hoop house (or high tunnel) is an unheated greenhouse structure usually made by stretching plastic over a skeleton of metal hoops in order to house several rows of crops across multiple seasons.

Our 30’x 60’ hoop house, located behind the Fitness and Wellness Center, provides ample space for diverse projects. A hoop house differs from the existing two gardens on campus because it can be used for all-season produce production. It provides the insulation and protection from harsh weather changes that would allow students to plant crops during fall quarter to harvest throughout winter quarter, significantly increasing students’ ability to produce food with efficiency and comprehension.

Location:

The Hoop House area is located in the field behind the Fitness and Wellness Center. Google Maps Location

Hoop House Stewards

The Hoop House and surrounding gardens are cared for by a variety of classes, Amy Newday (Mellon Fellow for Experiential Learning), student leadership positions with the Just Food Collection with the Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for Environmental Stewardship.

For more information or questions about the K College Hoop House Gardens, email Amy Newday at amy.newday@kzoo.edu.


Environmental Stewardship Fellow: Maeve.Crothers19@kzoo.edu

Environmental Stewardship Fellow: Nora.Blanchard18@kzoo.edu

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Community Hours

Community Gardening: Fridays 4:30 PM-6 PM (except October 14): Gather at the Hoop House to learn more about gardening and food justice and to spend time with students, faculty, staff, friends, and neighbors. Everyone is welcome!

Drop-in Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4:30 PM-6 PM Stop in and visit with a Hoop House Leadership Team member, help out with projects, and harvest in-season produce.