Atlas Customer Feature: Bloomsbury Farm

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Bloomsbury Farm – Featured Customer Just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, Bloomsbury Organic Farm is nestled in the beautiful countryside of the town of Smyrna. With over 400 acres of bountiful farm land, Bloomsbury is not only the site of a rich growing operation for a variety of fresh and healthy produce, but it also doubles as a local venue and place to gather for families celebrating events from weddings, to farm-to-table dinners. Laura Palmer, owner …

Choosing the Right Greenhouse

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What are some developments in greenhouse structures that are conducive to growing produce? Increased size of insect exclusion rooms on ends to make usable space while increasing area of screen, which lessens the restriction of air flow. The demand for taller structures is also increasing to better accommodate vining crops and vertical grow operations. Is one type of greenhouse structure preferable to another with regard to geography, crop type, etc.? Geographic location and crop type …

Natural & Passive Ventilation

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What is natural/passive ventilation? Natural ventilation operates on the principle that heat is removed from the greenhouse by wind and temperature differences between the inside and outside of the greenhouse. Wind is what we primarily depend on. Even light winds as low as 1-2 mph are sufficient to keep the inside temperature of the greenhouse within a few degrees of the outdoor temperature. When ridge vents are used, the hot air inside the greenhouse will …