GREENHOUSES FOR SCHOOLS
Create a year-round, multi-purpose gardening classroom.
Ceres’ super-efficient greenhouses reduce operational costs and maintenance while growing healthy fruits and vegetables year-round, contributing many benefits to both students and schools including:
- Students grow the food prepared in their cafeteria
- Students have access to a learning garden year-round
- Teachers can fully integrate hands-on learning in the classroom, and take advantage of increased learning opportunities
- Schools create a green image for the campus
Add Horticulture to Your Curriculum
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
Measurable Data for Your Students
Our educational greenhouse designers create controller systems to provide students access to data in their school’s greenhouses. With a control system in place they can measure and track humidity, light levels, and temperature. This innovative technology can be used in science and business classes.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
School lunches are notoriously unhealthy. When implementing greenhouses for schools, kids gain better access to fresh vegetables. Having ownership over this process further enables kids to have a better understanding of what is healthy and what makes them feel better.
We partner with the Chef Anne Foundation (CAF), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing school communities with the tools, training, resources, and funding to help transition their food programs from highly-processed to cook-from-scratch operations. 30 million children eat school lunch every day, 70% of whom are on the free and reduced-price lunch program. CAF believes every child should have access to healthy food every day, which they continue to address through programs like The Lunch Box, Salad Bars to Schools, School Food Institute and Get Schools Cooking. To date, CAF has impacted the food served to over 3 million children in more than 10,000 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Finance Your Greenhouse
Looking for financial help?
We can help you find funding for your greenhouse project.