Clara Coleman and Adam Lemieux of Johnny’s Seeds demonstrate how to build your own movable high tunnel from materials that you can buy at your local hardware store. These videos were filmed during the 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham, NC.

Please review the supplemental instruction manual by Johnny’s Seeds,


Part 1 of 4: Naming the Parts of the High Tunnel


Part 2 of 4: How to Bend the Hoop


Part 3 of 4: High Tunnel Assembly


Part 4 of 4: How to Put on the Plastic


Need Some Help Growing In Your High Tunnel?

Although high tunnels offer profitable opportunities, efficient and sustainable management can be difficult to achieve. CFSA now has a technical service provider on staff who can help you find success growing in a high tunnel.

If you have experienced any of these issues with high tunnel production, CFSA’s High Tunnel Consulting Service can help. It’s FREE for members.

  • Issues with planting dates, pest pressure, and variety selection
  • Soil disturbance during the grading and installation process, as well as changes in runoff
  • Issues with irrigation and soil moisture that affect production and plant growth