Research in the Greenhouses

The Greenhouses are a very active site for research.  Among the recent users of the greenhouses are Dr. Adam Kay, who uses the greenhouse(s) to start plants for the Stewardship Garden and Dr. Chip Small, whose aquaponics set-up is a major focal point in the OWS greenhouse.  The photo below shows Dr. Small demonstrating the unit for a tour group from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, which met on campus Fall 2015.

 

chip small aquaponics

 

In addition to Biology faculty, faculty from the Engineering Department have also utilized the greenhouses for research on how ot monitor crop growth effectively.