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 Saturday, March 2, 2019.
  • Monarch Butterfly Waystation

    Green Thumb Club leader, Zac McPherson, develops and registers Faith Lutheran as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation in September 2018.
  • Mother's Day Project

    500 African Violets clones propagated by 250 6th graders and the Glitter Gulch African Violet Growers will be ready for Mothers’ Day 2019.
  • New Equipment

    New 450 gallon Aquaponic Tank means Koi fish in February 2019, and 6th Grade dives into hydroponics with new Tower Gardens in January 2019.

  • Greenhouse Activities

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  • African Violet Project

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  • 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.