Greenacres

Research

A Multidisciplinary Approach

We are a leader in independent agricultural and ecological research. Our researchers explore connections between agricultural practices and outcomes on soil health, food quality, and the environment. Additionally, through monitoring, we seek to understand our ecosystems to make informed management decisions.  The data collected through our research efforts will be used to support the ideas which Greenacres was founded upon, namely: a generative and sustainable approach to agriculture, environmental stewardship, and educational opportunities for both ourselves and others.

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Our Work

Program

Agriculture

Studying the complicated relationship between food production, nutritional quality, and soil health. The data collected from these studies is intended to inform both producers and consumers about the impact of how we create healthier food and more sustainable farming practices.

Program

Ecology

Preservation is essential to our mission. Monitoring is essential to preservation. We are documenting short and long term indicators of ecosystem health by collecting data on trees, vegetation, invasive species and soil. This data guides us in making informed management decisions.

Program

Saturday Stream Snapshot

Saturday Stream Snapshot (SSS) is our water quality monitoring program that helps protect the health of the Little Miami River watershed. Run by Greenacres, SSS relies on volunteers to collect samples and help run lab tests to create a monthly snapshot of the watershed in its current state. This data is then compiled and compared to other programs in the area.

Research Partners

The Department of Animal Sciences

Center for Native Grasslands Management

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Department Director

Chad Bitler

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The summer annuals for the Arts Center landscaping are grown from seed in our greenhouse and just as ready as we are for the sunshine, weddings, and warmer temperatures! ☀️ These are the feathery Celosia that are adding a bright pop of yellow to our planting! ...

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For us, Earth Day is every day and caring for our planet starts with caring for the soil! The building blocks of an abundant and sustainable harvest begin in our soil. We promote natural processes that support healthy root growth, clean water, sequester carbon, and a healthier finished product. A cleaner future for us all, one step at a time. ...

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Our Garden manager, Ian, gave us a demo of our new greens harvester this morning! This simple, but clever tool allows for more efficient harvesting while maintaining top quality. Greens are in peak season right now! Pick up some for your weekend at our Farm Store 🥗 ...

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