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Level 1 Recommended Greenhouse Packages

Our Level 1 Recommended Greenhouse Packages have been thoughtfully put together to perfectly coordinate with our Five-Phase Plan for instructors who have 10-25 students. Each structure falls within the recommended size range, and the equipment requirements have been selected by our experts to meet the environmental needs of your greenhouse.

We have assembled packages in your choice of full polycarbonate, a combination of glass and polycarbonate, metal framing, or wood framing. All packages are available with custom upgrades, additional specifications, and different equipment options. We can custom tailor our Five-Phase Plan to suit your needs, and create a custom greenhouse package just for you. Contact us for more details.

Level 1 Greenhouse Packages Include

  • Complete greenhouse frame and covering
  • Exhaust fans
  • Cooling system
  • Ventilation system with motorized shutters and exhaust fans
  • Benching system
  • 60% black shade cloth
  • Horizontal airflow fans
  • Thermostatic logic controller
  • All necessary installation and equipment mounting hardware

Important Information

  • When ordering, please check your local building code requirements, as well as what is required by your school’s governing body; many districts require engineered structures for use on campus property.
  • The Little Sprouters packages do not include doors. Please contact us for our ADA compliant door options
  • Each structure may have a different wind and snow load.
  • Packages do not include engineered stamp drawings.
  • Please contact us regarding the ADA compliant door options that we have available, as well as for a quote for drawings, calculation packages, and costs of structural upgrades which may be required.

Also Available Separately

  • Complete Level 1 recommended accessories packages
  • Heating systems (please check your local fire codes and ordinances)
  • Hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems

Affordable, sustainable greenhouse solutions for schools

1. Grants and Fundraising

  • Apply for Grants: Many organizations offer grants for educational and environmental projects. Apply for these grants to secure funding for materials, technology, and other greenhouse necessities.
  • Fundraising Events: Host fundraising events such as plant sales, garden tours, or community workshops. These events can raise money for the greenhouse while also engaging the community and promoting environmental awareness.

2. Sustainable Design Principles

  • Orientation and Insulation: Design the greenhouse to maximize natural sunlight and retain heat. Orienting the greenhouse to the south (in the Northern Hemisphere) and using materials with good thermal mass can reduce the need for additional heating.
  • Water Conservation: Implement rainwater harvesting systems and drip irrigation to minimize water usage. Teaching students about these systems can be a valuable part of the curriculum.

3. Low-Cost, High-Impact Technologies

  • Solar Power: Consider installing a small solar panel system to power fans, lights, or irrigation systems. While there's an upfront cost, solar power can reduce ongoing energy expenses and serve as a hands-on educational tool.
  • DIY Climate Control: Explore low-tech solutions for climate control, such as using water barrels for heat storage or manually operated vents for temperature regulation.

4. Incorporate Vertical Gardening

  • Space Efficiency: Vertical gardening techniques, such as trellises or hanging planters, can maximize growing space without increasing the footprint of the greenhouse. This is particularly useful for schools with limited space.
  • Cost-Effective: Vertical gardens can be created using inexpensive materials and can even be constructed as part of classroom projects, integrating hands-on learning with the development of the greenhouse.

5. Educational Synergies

  • Curriculum Integration: Use the greenhouse as a tool for teaching a wide range of subjects, from science and math to art and environmental studies. This can justify the investment by enhancing the educational value across multiple disciplines.
  • Student-Led Projects: Encourage students to take on projects related to the design, construction, and operation of the greenhouse. This can include budget planning, material sourcing, and exploring sustainable technologies, providing practical learning experiences that align with curriculum goals.

6. Start Small and Scale Up

  • Phased Approach: Begin with a modest, manageable greenhouse project that can be expanded over time. This allows you to build a successful program with minimal initial investment and grow it as more resources become available.

Implementing an affordable and sustainable greenhouse in a school setting is not only an investment in environmental education but also an opportunity to teach students valuable lessons about sustainability, community involvement, and the importance of stewardship of the planet. By adopting these strategies, schools can create impactful learning environments that benefit students and the community while minimizing costs and environmental impact.


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