Northeast Community College offers a state-of-the-art horticulture program to teach students the science, technology, and business of growing plants. The program has an emphasis on soil health including a lab which teaches about soil samples, texture, soil surveys, and nutrient deficiency.
To continue to provide an excellent education and teach the latest conservation techniques, updating the greenhouse is essential. In addition, a greenhouse also provides excellent opportunities to teach students about new and different ways to diversify their production and produce year-round.
The current greenhouse is small and outdated and is shared by students and groundskeeping staff. This limits learning and doesn’t provide an opportunity to use the latest advancements in technology. Due to climate control issues within an aging facility, plants freeze in winter months.