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 the goal of turning a profit.

community greenhouses

Community Applications

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 a need for fresh local food and a vibrant community. Other urban applications include:

  • Season extenders for existing farms
  • Seed starting operations
  • Restaurants looking for fresh food
  • In communities with existing food deserts
  • Community Centers
  • Veterans Facilities

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- reduced symptoms of depression, stress, dementia, and improved mobility
  • Increased connection to nature
  • Social cohesion- increase 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 reliance on unreliable food systems
community greenhouse

Access Greenhouse Related Brochures

Take the Virtual Tour

Join us on a tour of a Ceres operating greenhouse. Or learn how to grow fresh food in a controlled environment.

Finance Your Greenhouse

Looking for financial help?
We can help you find funding for your greenhouse project.

More Greenhouse Options from Ceres

Tell us about your project.