MSU's Bailey GREENhouse Opening to Celebrate Sustainable Food Cycle

Photo Courtesy of MSU Residential and Hospitality Services

MSU's Bailey GREENhouse Opening to Celebrate Sustainable Food Cycle

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Oct 1, 2012

WHAT:      Grand opening event celebrating Bailey GREENhouse, Michigan State University’s newest hoop house. The herbs grown in Bailey GREENhouse will be tended to by students of the Residential Initiative for the Study of the Environment (RISE), a living-learning residential program housed in Bailey Hall. Herbs from the GREENhouse will be served at Brody Square dining hall and The State Room Restaurant at Kellogg Center. The herbs are grown in soil with composted pre-consumer food waste from Brody Square. Guests are invited to come explore the newly constructed hoop house and taste appetizers with greens from the structure.


                      Remarks will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


WHO:         Fred Poston, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Vennie Gore, Assistant Vice President for MSU Residential and Hospitality Services and Laurie Thorp, Coordinator of the RISE Program, will all be speaking.


                      Current and alumni student farmers from the MSU Student Organic Farm and RISE Program will also address event attendees.


WHEN:      Tuesday, October 30, 2012

                      4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:   Bailey GREENhouse is located on the grounds of Bailey Hall in Brody Neighborhood

                      988 South Brody Road, East Lansing, MI 48824


                      Complimentary parking will be available in the Kellogg Center Ramp


ABOUT:    Bailey GREENhouse is made possible through a partnership between the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services, the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment (RISE) and the MSU Student Organic Farm.