Since 2015, our Social Enterprise program has offered high quality growing supplies and high tunnel manufacturing & installation services in the central Appalachian region. We are a revenue generating program of Grow Appalachia.

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High Tunnels Installed in the Region
Water Catchment Systems Installed
Drip Irrigation Systems Installed

Our High Tunnels

A high tunnel is a season extension tool that facilitates the production of fresh vegetables twelve months a year. The benefit comes from the ability to manage the growing environment – temperature, irrigation, light (to some extent) and weather extremes. This element of control provides an opportunity to grow quality vegetables in a more consistent and planned manner.

We offer manufacturing, installation, and delivery services for our gothic and modular movable high tunnel options. If you have received a cost-share funded high tunnel system through NRCS, then you can hire us to install your high tunnel and accompanying water catchment & drip irrigation systems.

We can also provide consultation & repair services on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Kayla Preston at to inquiry about high tunnel system repairs and consultations.

Gothic High Tunnel

The Gothic high tunnel is designed with a peaked roof profile. The design allows the grower more headroom on the sides of the tunnel. This design also allows the tunnel to shed snow and water more easily in comparison to the Quonset model.

The tunnel itself is 15 ft wide and 9 ft high. The sides roll up to provide ventilation throughout and the rolling mechanism makes it easy for growers to do themselves. Our standard kit is 15′ wide and 48 feet long ($4290.50, excluding delivery or installation), but we can build a gothic high tunnel at any 4 foot increment.

The Gothic high tunnel meets and/or exceeds all NRCS standards for grant-funded high tunnels and is also a manageable size for all families.

Modular Movable High Tunnel

The Modular Movable High Tunnel (MMHT) is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of growers while still utilizing the Gothic peaked roof and is light enough to be moved with four people.

The modular design is a 14ft wide by 16ft long tunnel, small enough for both backyard growers and small scale producers. It is designed to connect ‘modules’ together to maximize the surface area inside the high tunnel. Movable tunnels are great for overall soil health, breaking disease cycles & soil erosion, keeping soil salinity balanced and making crop rotations and cover cropping easy.

For ventilation this design has scissor doors at each end as well as 3 foot roll up sides.

The MMHT kit is $1792, excluding installation or delivery services.

End Wall Options for Gothic High Tunnels

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Optional Components

Water Catchment & Drip Irrigation Systems

A covered high tunnel creates a dry environment requiring irrigation. Water can be collected from your high tunnel ‘roof’, stored in catchment tanks and used for irrigation. Recycling collected water through an irrigation system requires catchment tanks, a filter, a pump to pressurize the water (electric hook up necessary), a pressure reducer to stabilize pressure, a check valve for backflow prevention, a header line, and drip tape with ‘drip’ emitters.

We sell a variety of water catchment & irrigation materials, design functional systems, and provide installation services. All of our installations and materials meet NRCS standards.

  • Reduces diseases caused from moisture residue on crops
  • Reduces erosion by slowly delivering water directly to the root zone
  • Efficiently irrigates your crops
  • Improves your time management
  • Reusable, durable materials can be used over several seasons
  • Soft water reduces salt build up
  • Reduces soil erosion around as well as inside the high tunnel
  • Decreases reliance on outside water sources that can lead to nutrient build up
  • Saves on water supply expenses on the farm
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • For example, our 15’ x 48’ gothic high tunnel can collect 500 gallons from a single 1/2″ rain

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept cash, card, or check made payable to Grow Appalachia.

The ground must be mowed and cleared of any obstacles.

Yes, both the gothic and modular movable high tunnel models meet NRCS specifications.

The plastic we use are warrantied for 4 years for manufacturer defects, but will likely last 7 years. The more pressing issue with aging plastic is decreased light transmission, which can make it difficult to have healthy plant growth.

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“Our Grow Appalachia high tunnels have leveraged our ability to provide fresh, local produce year round. Back to the Garden Farm has become known as the go-to provider of winter greens.”

John Stanley, Waco, KY

“The high tunnels have not only provided season extension, but they protected our crops from flooding and storm damage. I would recommend Grow Appalachia’s high tunnels to all, from small gardens to large farms.”

Jann Knappage, David, KY

“We love our hoop house at Appalachian Sustainable Development’s teaching garden. We use it to extend the lettuce season, in the spring and fall.

Deni Peterson, Abingdon, VA

“The Grow Appalachia high tunnels work best for us. The smaller structures hold up better under the snow. The high tunnels have extended our growing season tremendously.”

Wayne Riley, London, KY

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