Ceres’ year round school greenhouse kits are a great asset to any educational curriculum. Students can gain a holistic understanding of growing healthy food, from operation to production.
A Multipurpose Educational Greenhouse
The benefits of educational greenhouses include:
- Students can grow fruits and veggies prepared in their cafeteria
- Students have access to a living classroom garden year-round
- Teachers can fully integrate hands-on learning in the greenhouse, and take advantage of alternative learning opportunities
- Schools create a green image for the campus
Measurable Data For Your Students
Our school greenhouse kits come equipped with our own controller systems to provide students access to data in their school’s greenhouse. With a control system in place they can measure and track humidity, light levels, and temperature. This innovative technology can be used in subjects ranging from science to business.
The Greenhouse as a Living Classroom for Science
Ceres’ greenhouse design and energy-efficient technologies also present a hands-on learning opportunity for critical math and science topics:
- Principles of biology
- Building design and energy transfer
- Light and seasonal changes
- Heat storage and thermal mass
- Seasons and growing cycles
- Garden to table curriculum
- Globally responsible farming
- Genetics experimentation
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Greenhouse Design
Beyond just science education, greenhouse building and design can provide an opportunity for students to understand and look at how everything from business to climate change can be approached through the lens of the greenhouse. Incorporate controlled environment agriculture into your high school greenhouse curriculum, or even your elementary school program.
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Educational & School Greenhouse Types
If you are looking for complete self sufficiency or have a big family to feed, our HighYield™ Kit might be the choice for growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in abundance.
Our most popular residential greenhouse design. If you are interested in supplementing your vegetable intake and growing year round for yourself and/or your family the BackYard Kit greenhouse is a great option.
Attached Headhouse Kits
Greenhouse kits built with an attached headhouse. Great for those looking for storage, processing, or additional “flex space” for a smaller commercial or larger residential operation.
Do it yourself with our pre engineered and designed residential greenhouse plans.
Commercial Modular Kits
Explore our modular designs. Intended for larger commercial production, Ceres commercial modular greenhouse designs provide many benefits, including the ability to continuously add on.
Educational Greenhouse Technology
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.
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We offer Design Development services for educational institutions looking to build a greenhouse. This package includes plans for your school greenhouse, greenhouse material recommendations, and climate control systems sizing and recommendations.
We will work with an architect of your choice to create a school greenhouse that works for your institution’s specific needs and requirements.
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Yes. There are many grants available for educational institutions. We recommend starting this process by viewing our Financing Resources page.
If you are not experienced with grant writing we recommend working with a local grant writer to better help you secure the grant you are after.
Yes. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs and we can evaluate what is possible.
Typically our school greenhouse kits are free standing, however, we do offer customized options depending on your institutions needs.
Absolutely. One of our educational greenhouses in Pomfret, Connecticut employed its students in the construction of their greenhouse. The students not only helped build, but also helped in the design process. Read more about it on our blog: An Aquaponic School Greenhouse Comes to Life.
Determining the correct size for your school greenhouse will depend on many factors such as: the age range of your students, whether you are looking to incorporate classroom space, whether you wish to incorporate aquaponics, budget, site constraints, etc.
Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.