We support the need to build resilience in our food systems, to empower people to provide for themselves and their communities, and to form connections with one another and with food.
We have provided greenhouses to veterans groups, youth groups, Indigenous communities, non-profits, and community groups—for those whose aim it is to provide a service to the people around them, above (or aside) the goal of turning a profit.
Ceres Community Greenhouse Design
A year-round greenhouse can bring the natural healing powers of gardening to retirement homes, correctional facilities, schools, businesses, or any place that has space and a need for fresh local food and a vibrant community. Other community greenhouse applications include:
- Season extenders for existing farms
- Seed starting operations
- Rural communities in existing food deserts
- Urban communities in existing food deserts
- Community Centers
- Veterans Facilities
- First Nation Tribes
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Why Build a Community Greenhouse?
Beside being able to provide your community with a fresh supply of produce year round there are many other benefits one might consider as a reason to operate a Community Greenhouse, including:
- Health benefits- reduce symptoms of depression, stress, dementia, and improve mobility
- Increased connection to nature
- Social cohesion- opportunities to build teamwork and get to know each other
- Higher learning- expand knowledge on subjects such as: biology, control systems, architecture and aquaponics
- Food sovereignty- greenhouses can provide communities with the tools and resources to decrease dependence on unreliable food systems
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One centralized system for controlling the whole environment. Monitor temperature, relative humidity, and CO2, leaf/ canopy temp, PAR, lighting zones, and outdoor weather.
We offer Ceres designed EcoLoop™ or EcoPack™ HVAC options depending on growing goals, budget, site constraints, and greenhouse type.All Ceres environmental controls are custom integrated to suit your needs.
The GAHT® system is a ground to air heat exchanger, a system often referred to as a ‘Climate Battery’. Ceres leads the industry in climate battery technology, having designed and installed more systems in greenhouses than any other company in the world.
Different crops may demand specific lighting requirements. We offer a variety of lighting solutions designed to suit the needs of each individual operation.
A NetZero greenhouse will have zero net emissions. This goal is achieved through capturing and storing energy. This can be done using a various system options.
Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene is a durable, high light transmissive glazing option. It offers more than 95% light transmission, including the UV spectrum. More than other greenhouse companies, Ceres is implementing full spectrum glazings for maximum crop growth.