The Bailey GREENhouse enhances the living/learning community and provides numerous engagement opportunities for RISE students. The Bailey GREENhouse is a passive solar hoop house intended for the production of certified organic culinary herbs and salad mixes as well as a site for numerous student projects including vermicomposting, entrepreneurial farm production and marketing, collaboration with campus chefs, teas, agricultural education, season extension, and urban farming.
The mission of the Bailey GREENhouse and Urban Farm is to provide a space of learning and growth for students of all academic backgrounds in the pursuit of a more sustainable and just food system.
The site surrounding the GREENhouse has been designated the first organic no-spray zone on MSU’s campus. Here we have 10 raised beds demonstrating small scale community food production along with experimental trials of 9 compost mixes for raised beds. We are also growing hops up the south wall of Bailey for future use in microbrewing. The entire landscape is edible featuring foods such as: blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, apple, pear, paw paw, lavender, and grapes. The facility was built in partnership with Residential and Hospitality Services, Department of Community Sustainability, RISE and the Student Organic Farm, in 2012 when the RISE program was relocated to the Brody complex.
To learn more about the Bailey GREENhouse & Urban Farm, visit their website.