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Students thanked at new greenhouse dedication

The WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm has a brand-new resource that will help students and growers get a jump on each new growing season.

Plants grow on trays as people walk around inside the building with glass walls and roof.
Various people, including CAHNRS Dean Wright and WSU VP Mary Jo Gonzales, tour the officially opened greenhouse after the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Yesterday, administrators, students, and researchers cut the ribbon to officially open a greenhouse on the 30-acre farm near the WSU Pullman campus.

The new greenhouse was funded in part by the WSU Green Fund, which provides resources for student sustainability projects.

Each semester, students can opt to donate $5 as a contribution to the Green Fund. Students can submit project and funding proposals. The new greenhouse is the largest grant yet from the fund.

The greenhouse will allow students to gain hands-on experience and knowledge about organic agriculture. Space is available to all students, clubs, and student organizations.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony, CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright spoke to the importance of partnerships like this, which are at the heart of WSU’s land grant mission.

“In this greenhouse, students will experience a first-class operation, while participating in research that directly benefits our community by expanding the growing season for local consumers and diversifying Dining Services offerings to students,” Wright said.

In addition to Wright, WSU Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales, ASWSU president Savannah Rogers, and WSU Regents professor and organic scientist John Reganold helped cut the ribbon.

“The support from all sides for this project is phenomenal,” Wright said. “This is a great example of Cougs coming together to benefit many different groups and communities.”

Learn more about the new greenhouse here. Learn more about the WSU Organic Farm here.