The Greenhouse at Saint Elizabeth University
In 2016, under a partnership with the College of Saint Elizabeth- now Saint Elizabeth University, Grow It Green assumed day-to-day management of the greenhouse on campus. This partnership allows for a place to host programs and provides a space for us to grow year round, all while supporting sustainability initiatives at the college.
Using non-GMO seeds, a limited staff due to COVID-19, prepares the soil, and plants the seeds that grow into seedlings that we transplant to The Urban Farm. This is where the process begins to bring you and the community fresh, local produce donated to local food banks and soup kitchens, or sold at cost to customers at the Farm Stand.
Typically we host SEU students as volunteers from the university to assist with the planting. They are able to assist us and the greenhouse is a great place to learn about food systems. Hands-on experiences for these students at the greenhouse are an important part of our mission to increase food access by providing education and encouraging innovation.