Presidents Park Greenhouse
The Presidents Park Greenhouse (PPG) was formerly owned by the College of Science and was used to grow plants for Biology and Ecology classes. In 2013, the College of Science occupants moved to the top of Exploratory Hall, leaving the greenhouse vacant. The Office of Sustainability took ownership of the greenhouse in 2014 and created a plan for year-round food production. The plan involved the installation of a hydroponic food production system and was made possible through generous grants from both the Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council and Patriot Green Fund.
The staff at the PPG produce approximately 2,000 lbs. of fresh produce annually which raises $20,000 each year that is used to pay for supplies, staff and utilities. Harvests include fresh produce such as basil, cilantro, lettuce, and other greens. The new system recently added is producing tomatoes, fresh thyme and mint.