We started by stringing cables at designated levels along the length of the greenhouse. We used a come-a-long to tension the cables and then attached them to the posts with fencing staples.
|Anderson Mora (l) and Fabian Perdomo tensioning the cable with a come-a-long.|
|Einer Posada stapling the cable to a post while Anderson Mora helps.|
The next step was to begin attaching the plastic and mesh, starting from the ground up. Above the first 90 cm high strip of plastic we attached a 90 cm high strip of plastic mesh.
|l to r, Henry Rairan, Leonardo Guzman, and Gonzalo Osario attaching the plastic mesh.|
This work was straightforward, it went quickly, and we could sense that we were nearing the completion of the project. We were encouraged and smiles began to break out as we could start seeing our goal in sight.
To finish the sides, we installed curtains of sheeting over the plastic mesh, so that the ventilation could be controlled. The curtains can be closed at night and on cold days, and opened when there is enough heat inside to allow ventilation.
By March 24th, all we had left to do was to install an access door, hallelujah!