rgoddard at GRITS.VALDOSTA.PEACHNET.EDU
Tue Jun 18 09:53:37 EST 1996
We are currently working with architects in designing a new Biology and
Chemistry building. Associated with the building, we will have a decent
greenhouse for maintaining teaching collections and performing research.
We currently do not have a greenhouse for use by biology faculty (Ack!).
The new greenhouse is currently designed with four houses off a single
hallway; each house about 780 or 960 sq. ft. We have also proposed a
separate attached Head House, approx. 960 sq. ft. for storage, potting,
etc. The architects have asked for information on what equipment we
would like in the Head house.
I would like to ask everyone with experience in this area for
(detailed if available) information on what you use in the headhouse.
How large a potting bench do you use? Is a soil sterilizer advisable, or
will an autoclave do? I have seen soil storage bins that are built in to
the headhouse and others that are basically heavy-duty RubberMaid carts
on wheels. What works for you? How much shelf space do you use? How
much could you use? Basically, I would like any and all information on
what I should include in this room as I have not designed such a facility
before. I have always taken for granted that what I need in a greenhouse
facility is "there."
Thanks to all!
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698-0015
E-Mail: rgoddard at grits.valdosta.peachnet.edu
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