Inspired by the Roman Goddess of Agriculture, Ceres is a company devoted to growing plants. Our core team consists of engineers, architects, builders, plant experts, designers, and tinkerers.

Founded in 2011, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions aims to reinvent the traditional greenhouse. We combine passive solar design principles with innovative heat-storage techniques to create the most energy-efficient and durable greenhouses for any climate in the world. The result is a smarter, ‘greener’ greenhouse design: one that regulates its own temperature, can grow year-round, withstands the harshest weather, and uses little to no fossil fuel energy.

Our solutions can be found around the world, in climates as far-ranging as Alaska to South Africa. Our clients span backyard gardeners, sustainable farmers, school administrators, forward-thinking cannabis growers, and big industrial growers.

We partner with certified general contractors, horticulturists, and specialists in greenhouse growing and climate control systems.

Meet the Team

Marc Plinke


Chief Operating Officer

Marc is an inventor-innovator who started his career as a chemical and process engineer working for Gore Technologies. When he landed in Boulder, CO, he retrofitted his family’s 1950’s ranch house into a “beyond-net-zero-energy home.” That experience led him into his second career in greenhouse building design. He has spent the past decade applying his engineering mindset and expertise to building better and more energy-efficient greenhouses. After helping build a state-of-the-art commercial greenhouse funded by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Marc started Ceres with the intention of enabling people to grow their own food sustainably and year-round. Marc’s passion is his family and his belief in leaving the world a better place for his children.

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Join us on a tour of a Ceres operating energy efficient greenhouse. Learn how to grow fresh food in a controlled environment.

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