President's Park Greenhouse

President's Park Greenhouse Hydroponic food-growing greenhouse on GMU's Fairfax campus creates learning opportunities and supplies lettuce, herbs & microgreens to dining halls.

Happy Monday mason fam! πŸ’šπŸ’› Sign up to volunteer with us today for our weekly harvest   every Tuesday from 4-7 PM, ...
04/08/2019

Happy Monday mason fam! πŸ’šπŸ’› Sign up to volunteer with us today for our weekly harvest every Tuesday from 4-7 PM, where we will be pruning fresh basil, curly parsley, dill, Swiss chard, cilantro, and tomatoes for our campus dining halls! Come learn about hydroponics, integrated pest management, plant biology, vermiculture and sustainable food systems πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸŒΏπŸ’« #gmugreens #gmufood #sustainablemason #localgreens #sustainablefood #eatyogreens

03/25/2019

We are hiring!

Earn $12/hour
15-20 hours/week

We are off to a great start after the Spring  break!! Thank you to all of our wonderful and hardworking interns voluntee...
03/19/2019

We are off to a great start after the Spring break!! Thank you to all of our wonderful and hardworking interns volunteers and service learners that help make this beautiful program possible! πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ€™πŸ½ #hydroponics #gmugreens #eatlocal

03/08/2019

Happy spring break mason fam! πŸ’›πŸ’š We are so thankful for our amazing and dedicated interns, and service learners πŸ€— You all have worked so hard this semester and we are so grateful for all of your help! Enjoy the well deserved time off! πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜ŽπŸŒΏπŸ’š #masongreen #gmugreen #gmusustainability

So much love and hard work at the Presidents Park greenhouse πŸ’šπŸŒΏπŸ€™πŸ½ We are so thankful for our wonderful inter...
02/23/2019

So much love and hard work at the Presidents Park greenhouse πŸ’šπŸŒΏπŸ€™πŸ½ We are so thankful for our wonderful interns, and service learners that make this all possible! πŸ€—

Radish microgreens ready for harvest this morning. Nutrient rich and flavorful, these babies are a great addition to any...
02/13/2019

Radish microgreens ready for harvest this morning. Nutrient rich and flavorful, these babies are a great addition to any meal.

Wanna get paid to travel as a Mason student?The Global Sustainability Scholars (https://www.gsscholar.org/) program prov...
01/18/2019

Wanna get paid to travel as a Mason student?

The Global Sustainability Scholars (https://www.gsscholar.org/) program provides the opportunity for the brightest undergraduate students from under-represented groups to travel internationally and work with scientists for three summers in a row on sustainability related issues. Students will be provided a stipend and their travel expenses will be covered. Two students from Mason will be selected, the application is live now.

Please help out at our annual Zero Waste basketball game! Interns and service learners can earn hours by volunteering.
01/09/2019

Please help out at our annual Zero Waste basketball game! Interns and service learners can earn hours by volunteering.

Sign up to volunteer on Saturday, Jan 26th, and help us achieve ZERO WASTE at this year's Green Game again!!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044cada628a3f85-2019

Mason Fam! It has been such a beautiful week at the Presidents Park greenhouse! A HUUGE thank you to all of our committe...
12/08/2018

Mason Fam! It has been such a beautiful week at the Presidents Park greenhouse! A HUUGE thank you to all of our committed and wonderful interns and service learners! All of your dedication and hard work makes this amazing initiative of sustainable food production on our campus possible! Keep pushing towards your goals and aspirations as we wrap up the end of the semester, let’s go! Good luck on those finals, papers, and essays! πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ±πŸ’šβœ¨πŸ’«πŸŒ» #sustainablemason #gmugreen #hydroponics #localfood #eatyogreens

Such a productive and beautiful week so far at the Presidents Park Greenhouse πŸŒ»πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸ’« Thanks to all of our inte...
12/05/2018

Such a productive and beautiful week so far at the Presidents Park Greenhouse πŸŒ»πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸ’« Thanks to all of our interns and service learners we were able to final harvest today! Here are some snap shots of our delicious produce at Ike’s and our volunteers hard at work πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜›

Mason Nation! πŸ’šπŸ’› We are off to a great start this week πŸ’«βœ¨ A huge thank you to all of our committed interns, s...
11/28/2018

Mason Nation! πŸ’šπŸ’› We are off to a great start this week πŸ’«βœ¨ A huge thank you to all of our committed interns, service learners, and volunteers who have been working so hard this week helping us prune and harvest our delicious leafy greens and herbs for our campus dining halls! Remember to eat yo greens and nourish your body with fresh whole REAL foods- give your vessel what it needs so that you may be able to focus and produce your best work! 🌱 Sending lots of good vibes and strength to you mason fam as you wrap up the semesterβ€”-you got this πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸš€ #masongreen #sustainablemason #hydroponics #greengmu #localfood

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11/11/2018

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MASON FAM! We hope that all of your midterms and exams went well! Keep pushing and striving as we approach the end of th...
10/30/2018

MASON FAM! We hope that all of your midterms and exams went well! Keep pushing and striving as we approach the end of the semester, you guys got this! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’«πŸ’šπŸ’› A huge thank you to all of our interns, service learners, and volunteers for all of your help so far this Fall semester, we appreciate all of your help so much! Come join us tomorrow for our Halloween Greenhouse tour @7PM hosted by Doni Nolan, our greenhouse and gardens specialist πŸ€—πŸŒ» Hope to see you there! πŸ‘»

We are hiring!
10/23/2018
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We are hiring!

The Greenhouse and Gardens Program in Mason’s Office of Sustainability aims to build awareness and create transformational learning experiences involving the production of sustainable food. If you are interested in working in the environmental field, consider joining our team! The Recruitment...

Attention Mason community and ESS students! Do you still need to meet your internship requirements for graduation? If yo...
08/07/2018

Attention Mason community and ESS students! Do you still need to meet your internship requirements for graduation? If you are a student in the Environmental and Sustainability studies program you will need 3 credits of an internship to graduate. You can do this internship at our greenhouse and gardens hosted by the office of sustainability! The deadline the Fall 2018 semester is August 17th @ 5 PM, please email Doni Nolan at [email protected] to let her know you are applying! See you soon Mason fam! πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜ŽβœŒπŸ½πŸŒ±βœ¨πŸ…πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’« #gmugreen #masongreen #sustainablemason #growyourownfood #hydroponics #organicgardening #permaculture

Happy July Mason fam! It's been a hot summer and we've been working super hard in the greenhouse! A huge thank you to al...
07/26/2018

Happy July Mason fam! It's been a hot summer and we've been working super hard in the greenhouse! A huge thank you to all of our volunteers that helped us this past week from the office of sustainability, and to our amazing intern Ali for making all of this possible, you guys rock! πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™πŸ½ We are in need of more helpers for the month of August come volunteer with us and learn about hydroponics and sustainable food production initiatives happening on our campus! Remember to stay hydrated and eat yo greens! πŸ’¦ πŸŒ±πŸ€— #sustainability #localfood #hydroponics #masongreen #gmugreen

Help us harvest basil on Monday, July 30th. It smells so good!We desperately need helpers during the entire month of Aug...
07/26/2018

Help us harvest basil on Monday, July 30th. It smells so good!

We desperately need helpers during the entire month of August, every MTWF 10-2 (no Thursdays or weekends). All ages welcome (children with parental supervision).

Do you have a group (maybe boy/girl scouts) who need a fun, educational activity? Teach them the importance of sustainable food production hands on!

Email Doni at [email protected] to schedule your group today.

Happy summer Mason Fam! We are working hard in the greenhouse! πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜ŽπŸŒΊβœ¨πŸŒ± We love producing delicious susta...
07/11/2018

Happy summer Mason Fam! We are working hard in the greenhouse! πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜ŽπŸŒΊβœ¨πŸŒ± We love producing delicious sustainable food for our community and feel even more privileged to be able to spread awareness to our youth about taking care of our bodies-eating well! Eating yummy leafy greens! πŸ’« Here are some snaps capturing the passion we have been putting into our work at the greenhouse- thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who helps make this all possible! πŸ€—Come volunteer with us and get involved every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10AM-2PM where you can earn your internship credits or service learning hours learning about hydroponics and sustainable food production happening on our Mason campus! The deadline for the internship application is August 17th email Dnolan6.gmu.edu for more information 🌺#masongreen #hydroponics #eatlocal #sustainablemason #gogreen #eatyogreens #sustainability

The volunteer shift this Wednesday is CANCELLED due to 4th of July.We will be hosting a make-up shift on Thursday, July ...
07/02/2018

The volunteer shift this Wednesday is CANCELLED due to 4th of July.
We will be hosting a make-up shift on Thursday, July 5th, 10-2 pm. Join us to learn how to sow microgreen seeds!

This weeks yummy harvest! πŸ˜‹πŸŒ±πŸŒ» Freshly pruned field green mix bouquet, basil, lettuce and cilantro all delivered...
06/13/2018

This weeks yummy harvest! πŸ˜‹πŸŒ±πŸŒ» Freshly pruned field green mix bouquet, basil, lettuce and cilantro all delivered and eaten at the Globe! Walk in hours tomorrow are 10AM-2PM Come help us sow seeds, and learn about hydroponics and sustainable food production happening on our campus- while earning your service learning hours or internship credits, hope to see you there!πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ’«πŸ˜Ž#masongreen #sustainablemason #eatlocal #sustainabilitygmu #hydroponics

06/04/2018

Check out our beautiful tom-ata-ladies! They are so happy and thriving πŸ˜πŸ…πŸ˜πŸ…πŸ˜‹
Come volunteer and learn about hydroponics and sustainable food production happening right here on campus! The hours for this week are Mondays, Tuesday's, Wednesdays, and Friday's from 10AM-2 PM hope to see you there! #masongreen #localfood #hydroponics #sustinablemason

Happy Friday and first of June Mason community! πŸ’šβœ¨πŸ’šπŸ’« Some snaps of our productive week at our Presidents Park...
06/01/2018

Happy Friday and first of June Mason community! πŸ’šβœ¨πŸ’šπŸ’« Some snaps of our productive week at our Presidents Park Greenhouse πŸ€™πŸ½πŸŒ± freshly harvested leafy greens and tomatoes served at the Globe all grown and harvested by our team of interns and service learners! Come volunteer or earn internship credits, or complete your service learning hours learning about sustainable food production happening on our campus where you will learn how to sow, grow, and harvest delicious local food! #masongreen #gogreen #eatlocal #sustainablemason

President's Park Greenhouse's cover photo
05/24/2018

President's Park Greenhouse's cover photo

President's Park Greenhouse
05/24/2018

President's Park Greenhouse

05/22/2018

Harvesting micro greens! πŸ˜‹πŸŒ±πŸ’›πŸ˜ #plantpower #masongreens #eatlocal

Happy End of the semester and soon to be Summer Mason community! πŸ’šπŸ’«πŸ’›βœ¨Come volunteer with our team and earn in...
05/22/2018

Happy End of the semester and soon to be Summer Mason community! πŸ’šπŸ’«πŸ’›βœ¨
Come volunteer with our team and earn internship credits or get a head star on your required service learning hours!
The 2018 summer schedule is the following: Mondays Tuesday's, Wednesdays, and Friday's the Presidents Park Greenhouse will be open from 10 AM-2PM where we will sow, transplant, and harvest leafy greens and microgeens for our campus dining halls,
The Potomac Heights organic vegetable garden will be open from 5:30-8:30 PM on Tuesday's and Thursday's and Friday's from 8-10 AM where you will learn the basics of organic farming, weed, sow, plant, and harvest πŸ˜‹
The Innovation Food forest will be open Mondays and Thursday's from 5:30-8:30 PM where you will learn about permaculture and regenerative farming- the later shifts are due to safety concerns in regards to the sun and heat πŸ˜…
Hope to see you this summer 2018! Come volunteer with our beautiful team earn credits and learn about the sustainable food production initiatives happening on campus! Congratulations again to all the recent graduates! You did it! Keep striving for more and keep pushing! πŸ€—πŸŽ“βœ¨πŸ’«πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ’šπŸ’›#masonnation #masondining #eatlocal #eatyogreens #gmugreen #sustainablemason #hydropnics

05/01/2018

Our beautiful boss, Doni Nolan the Greenhouse and Garden specialist for our University with her tam-ata-ladies! πŸ˜πŸ˜βœ¨πŸ’«πŸŒ±πŸ’•πŸ…β€οΈ #gmufood #eatlocal #hydroponics #gmugreen #organic #tomato #basil

Did you know that basil and tomatoes are companion plants? Companion plants assist in the growth of other plants by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing shade or support- planting basil next to tomatoes also enhances the flavor of the πŸ…! We have some delicious Thai and pesto basil in the tomatoes media bed !πŸ˜‹πŸ’› 🌱🌻

Come volunteer tomorrow morning from 11 AM- 2 PM to help us harvest our delicious lettuce and micro greens! #microgreens #lettuce #goodeeeeeats #masonfood

Some beautiful snaps of last weeks' Earth month activities with the office of sustainability here at GMU! The Greeks too...
04/23/2018

Some beautiful snaps of last weeks' Earth month activities with the office of sustainability here at GMU! The Greeks took over the greenhouse this past Monday during #greekweek helping us prune and harvest herbs! Our office attended the very first sustainable food forum on campus, Our GOGA president Alex Williams had her seedling sale of a variety of plants including beautiful blooming tomatoes at our annual Eco fest, other activities included conversations about health and well-being, and even freshly made smoothies were blended using our field green mix grown in our hydroponic vertical channels! 😍 Come volunteer, and earn your service learning hours today by becoming familiar with the sustainable food initiatives happening right here on our campus at the organic vegetable garden that is located behind the Potomac Heights building from 2-5 PM and at our Presidents Park Greenhouse from 4-7 PM! Sending lots of encouragement and positive vibes to our Mason community as we push through the last few weeks of the semester together! We got this guys! πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’«βœ¨πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€— #sustainablemason #localfood #hydroponics #ecofest #masondining #sustainablefood #gmugreen

Happy Monday MasonπŸ’šπŸ’›!! Come volunteer this week at our hydroponic greenhouse Monday nights from 4-7 PM pruning fre...
04/09/2018

Happy Monday MasonπŸ’šπŸ’›!! Come volunteer this week at our hydroponic greenhouse Monday nights from 4-7 PM pruning fresh herbs, Tuesday mornings from 11 AM- 2 PM for harvest, Wednesday evenings from 4-7 PM sowing microgreens, and Friday evenings transplanting and sowing seedlings from 4-7 PM come learn about sustainable food production on our campus!! All fresh produce is grown and harvested for our Mason community to enjoy at our campus dining hall, Ike's! #sustainablemason #gmufooood #localfood #hydroponics #eatyogreeens

Our amazing intern Felicia Filicetti created some delicious parsley pesto with the herbs we harvested Monday night! This...
03/06/2018

Our amazing intern Felicia Filicetti created some delicious parsley pesto with the herbs we harvested Monday night! This morning we whipped up a delicious snack in the greenhouse with our freshly harvested tomatoes! So yummy! Thank you so much Felicia! πŸ€—πŸ…πŸ˜‹βœ¨πŸŒ± #sustainablefood #localfood #masonfood #sustainablemason #eatlocal

This past week we harvested our very first tomatoes in the Presidents Park Greenhouse! They were so delicious and juicy!...
03/03/2018

This past week we harvested our very first tomatoes in the Presidents Park Greenhouse! They were so delicious and juicy! A HUGE Thank you to all of our interns, service learners, and volunteers for all of your hard work so far this past semester πŸ˜ŽπŸ’«πŸŒ± The tomatoes are very grateful too!! πŸ€—βœ¨
#gmufood #sustainablefood #localfood #hydroponics #masonfood #sustainablemason #eatlocal

Harvesting herbs on a Monday night! ✨🌱😍Greenhouse hours for the Spring are 4-7 PM Tuesday's 11-2 PM Wednesday's ...
02/20/2018

Harvesting herbs on a Monday night! ✨🌱😍
Greenhouse hours for the Spring are 4-7 PM Tuesday's 11-2 PM Wednesday's 4-7 PM and Friday's 4-7 PM :) Come volunteer and learn about hydroponics and sustianable food production all produce harvested and grown is severed fresh at our campus dining hall, Ike's! 😎✌🏽 #gmufood #hydroponics #sustainablefood

President's Park Greenhouse
02/08/2018

President's Park Greenhouse

President's Park Greenhouse's cover photo
02/08/2018

President's Park Greenhouse's cover photo

Winter 2017-2018
02/08/2018

Winter 2017-2018

Join us during the Spring 2018 Walk-In Volunteer Schedule:Every Mon/Wed/Fri 4-7 pm and Tue 11-2
01/22/2018

Join us during the Spring 2018 Walk-In Volunteer Schedule:
Every Mon/Wed/Fri 4-7 pm and Tue 11-2

Volunteer hours for January are Mondays 3-6,  and Tues/Wed/Fri 11-2. Except we're closed this Monday for holiday. Check ...
01/13/2018

Volunteer hours for January are Mondays 3-6, and Tues/Wed/Fri 11-2. Except we're closed this Monday for holiday. Check out our new hydroponic tomato system!
The spring schedule will be announced by February. Internships are still available. Email [email protected] for questions.

Earn credit by working in the hydroponic  greenhouse! Internship applications are due Jan 8th at 5 pm. Please email Doni...
01/05/2018

Earn credit by working in the hydroponic greenhouse! Internship applications are due Jan 8th at 5 pm. Please email Doni for application materials at [email protected].

The first walk-in volunteer shift of 2018 is tomorrow 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The volunteer schedule will continue the same (Mo...
01/04/2018

The first walk-in volunteer shift of 2018 is tomorrow 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The volunteer schedule will continue the same (Mon 3-6, Tues /Fri 10-2, Thurs 5:30-7:30) until February when it is subject to change. Get your vitamin D from the LED lights without having to be outside! The greenhouse is especially warm on sunny days. Please join us as this month can get quite lonely for the employees. Email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Address

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA
22030

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(703) 993-4220

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