After getting quotes and doing research we made our decision to make our first endeavor into 4 season growing. We looked at Geodomes, Heated glass greenhouses and everything in between we settled on a high tunnel for our first foray into extending the short Indiana growing season. My dream was a geodome but the cost may have not made it a smart choice (almost 5 times the cost). A heated glass greenhouse is also costly and comes with the added cost of heating it. So while there still may be a geodome in our future today it’s a high tunnel. So what is a high tunnel? Sometimes called a hoop house it’s an unheated growing tunnel which comes in several styles. We choose a company in Michigan that was recommended by several local growers. ( Keeler-Glasgow ). The base cost on the 22 x 48 High Tunnel alone was just at $ 8000.00. The goal for our first tunnel is to act as a laboratory. We want to learn how to extend our growing season into winter for cool weather crops, and to get warm weather crops started early. We want to try aquaponics. We will be testing all sorts of things to help retain heat. We are also looking into solar power to power fans, aquaponics pumps, and even lighting. Watch here as we grow our first high tunnel.