A Multipurpose Educational Greenhouse
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. 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
The Greenhouse as a Living Classroom
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 school greenhouse kits come equipped with our own 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 subjects ranging from science to business.
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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Greenhouse Design & Building
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.
Finance Your Greenhouse
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We can help you find funding for your greenhouse project.
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.
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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.
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