Early last fall, I applied for a high tunnel grant. It really didn't sound likely that we would get one for 2012...especially since there was only one awarded in Muscatine county for 2011! Well, I kept hoping...and bugging the guy in charge about once a month. About three weeks ago, I received a phone call saying that we ranked high enough for grants for a windbreak & high tunnel!...we would definitely get funding for the windbreak ($1,010), but would have to wait to find out about the high tunnel. The good news came a couple days later...we are getting high tunnel funding, too (somewhere close to the tune of $8,000!!)!! I have been over the moon excited since getting the news! With me quitting my full-time job at John Deere (7 days left!) in order to grow Seeded Earth & stay home with our little baby that is on the way, the budget will be tight. It probably would have taken us at least 2 years...maybe 3, until we could afford to put up a high tunnel of this size ourselves. This will be so great for Seeded Earth! We'll be able to add a couple of months to our flower production & be able to grow some things that just don't do well for us outdoors. It's going to be so, so wonderful!