Today’s early morning visit to the Hightunnel Greenhouse revealed a surprising collection of crops this late in the season.
Despite near freezing outside, the inside of the greenhouse was temperate without any heating arrangements other than the sun. And the last few days have been mostly overcast with quite a bit of rain and sprinkles of snow.
There are still organic tomatoes, salad greens and chard, as well as parsley, chamomile, four different kinds of basil, nasturtiums. Here volunteer Carmen Thennes is harvesting crops for the Arcosanti cafe as well for the residents of Arcosanti.
Public Relations Andrea Speed is picking tomatos.
Some seedlings are coming along in a halfpipe suspended along the south wall of the greenhouse.