Modular Shade Structure (MoSS) System

Tanglewood Berry Farm's blueberry planting was used to help TGS  research and develop the MoSS under USDA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants from 2011, 2015-2017. The system has a tubular galvanized steel framework and anchor system that can be used to support netting  (shade, bird and insect) that protects plants. The use of growing bags and drip irrigation make this system ideal for small rural farms and urban agriculture, such as community and school gardens, looking to grow blueberries, strawberries and other high value crops.