Williams Research Greenhouse

Welcome to The Williams Research Greenhouse, a state-of-the-art, 3,200 square foot, soil and soil-less crop facility designed for 6-12 grade use. Conceived by students and modeled after facilities at UC Davis and the University of Arizona, Tucson, our students' contagious vision inspired a place where they can develop, build, grow, problem solve and share projects with each other and the community. Produce is donated to Catholic Charities, sold in the school office and at special events throughout the year. 100% of sales benefit our Special Education Mark 10:14 Program.

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  • Produce

    Year-Round in Front Office:
    Herbs, Succulents and Produce
    Back-to-School Night Sale:
    Herbs, Kale, Tomatoes and Peppers
    Grandparents Day Sale
    Flowers, Herbs, Tomatoes and Peppers
    Spring Sale:
    Herbs, Succulents, Flowers, Tomatoes and Peppers
     
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  • Student Involvement

    6th Grade Life Science
    9th Grade Biology
    Mark 10:14 Program
    Foods Class
    High School Greenhouse Botany
    High School STEM Research Class
    Middle School & High School Green Thumb Club
  • Growing Methods

    Aquaponics System 
    Bato Bucket System
    Benches
    Kratky Method
    Raft Systems
    Tomato Lower & Lean System
    Tower Gardens

Student Projects

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  • Fail and Flourish

  • Food for Thought

  • Greenthumb Club Sales


    Green Thumb Club to sell flowers and plants at Mark 10:14 BBQ on March 2020.
    Sales are ongoing in the front office.
  • Mother's Day Project


    500 African Violets to be cloned by the 6th grade class from October to Mothers' Day 2020 with the Glitter Gluch African Violet Growers.
  • New Equipment


    200 gallon rain collection system installed in September 2019.
    Farmbot Arriving Fall 2019.

  • Greenhouse Activities

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  • Finding a dark location to clone

    African Violet Project

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  • Tower Gardens

    Greenhouse Systems

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Greenhouse Partners

History

In 2014, a group of students approached High School Principal, Scott Fogo, about the potential for a greenhouse to be incorporated into our Mark 10:14 Special Education curriculum. This intrigued Mr. Fogo to the point that he assembled a student-faculty team to research what this might look like. During the 2015-2016 school year, this team toured local farms and greenhouses as well as those at UC Davis and the University of Arizona, Tucson.  They returned with a contagious vision.

The student-faculty team quickly widened into subcommittees to design the interior, exterior and heart of what the project was to capture. In 2017, they submitted their proposal to the administration and the teams spread out across the valley and raised $300,000 in donations. In January 2018 construction began with the greenhouse shovel ready in August 2018.