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GreenHouse Residential Learning Community

GreenHouse Guilds


Food Systems Guild member tilling the soil at The Farm Between
guild (gĭld) n.

  1. An association of persons of the same trade or pursuits.
  2. A similar association, as of merchants or artisans, in medieval times.
  3. (Ecology) A group of diverse species, especially animal species, that occupy a common niche in a given community, characterized by use of environmental resources in the same way.

As a member of the GreenHouse Community, you are invited to join learning groups known as "Guilds". Each year, the topical areas


represented by Guilds are selected, developed and implemented by students within the program. By joining a Guild, you will have the opportunity to work closely with mentors and fellow residents as you acquire new skills and knowledge in an area of environmental interest.

Each Guild will have events scheduled throughout each semester, and will culminate in celebrations/presentations during community celebrations. Returning students will assume initial leadership roles in the guilds, but will work to engage the participation of first-year students as the semester unfolds. Faculty, staff, graduate students, and community members will serve as mentors.

Guilds offerings have included

Art Guild
Bike Guild
Bread Guild
Cheese Guild
Compost Guild
Ecological Design Guild
Eco-Sew Guild
Food Systems Guild
Garden Guild
M.A.S.H. (Mushroom and Spore Hunters) Guild
Music Appreciation Guild
Oven Guild
Photography Guild
Tea Guild

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