Cat Tunnel Tips on a No-till Hillside Farm: EP16

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode we visit with Evan Perkins and Heidi Choate of Small Axe Farm ( to talk about how they use Cat Tunnels on their no-till, hillside farm.

Show notes/Chapters

2:14 How do you utilize Cat Tunnels?
3:58 Construction & Build
– Farmers Friend:
– Side “Hooks”
5:25 Shoulder season practices
– Wind bracing
– End Walls
8:48 Usage on a hill
10:43 Cat tunnels vs. High tunnels
15:58 Heidi’s key takeaways
19:05 Rolling up the plastic during winter
23:50 The biggest tip: Build them up like a hoophouse




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