Greenhouse, Garden, and Sustainability Center Project
The City of Maryland Heights was recently awarded a grant for $850,000 for the Greenhouse, Garden and Sustainability Center Project. Located next door to Pattonville High School, this five acre property will soon become the home of a campus focused on urban agriculture and renewable resources. This project is a partnership between the property owner, Waste Connections, and the City of Maryland Heights and will include greenhouses, offices, meeting and classroom space for educational programs. The first phase of the project features the construction of two Ceres Net Zero greenhouses (https://ceresgs.com/). One of the greenhouses will be used exclusively by Pattonville High School students and faculty, providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity.
Closely following the greenhouses, an interpretive center hosting offices and meeting space will be constructed. Future phases will include a community garden, walking trails, and pavilions. Grading activity has begun and construction will begin in the fall with anticipation of being open in late summer 2022.
Among several goals, the City would like this location to facilitate field trips to showcase Waste Connections' sustainability solutions at the landfill and offer community programs for youth and adults. There are also plans being developed for a retail area where plants will be sold. Other opportunities include a community garden area, edible landscaping, permaculture garden, demonstrations of solar and wind power and much more.
Community Input Survey
A survey to assist us with development of programs and operation remains open. Please take a few minutes to click the link below to complete a survey which will aid us in the development of future programs and operations:
Greenhouse Community Input Survey
If you have any questions regarding this project or would like to provide feedback outside of the survey, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.