Bailey Urban Farm

About the Bailey Greenhouse & Urban Farm


The Bailey Greenhouse and Urban Farm is a passive solar greenhouse located in the Brody neighborhood of Michigan State University's campus. Nestled in the residence hall neighborhood, the greenhouse grows certified organic herbs and greens that are sold to the Brody dining hall and Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Student workers and volunteers that work in the greenhouse participate in duties which include harvesting, planting, weeding and most importantly, educating their fellow students and the local community about the significance of closing the food cycle loop on a university campus. The Bailey Greenhouse and Urban Farm encompasses many aspects of ecological stewardship; from vermicomposting and hot composting, to rainwater harvesting and distribution, to edible landscaping. Partnered with the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment (RISE) Program, Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) and the MSU Student Organic Farm, the Bailey Greenhouse is a pioneer in ecological advancement in local community settings.