The educational programming at the GreenHouse is specifically designed to promote ecological literacy, instill a strong sense of place, and foster a holistic appreciation for human and natural environments. We seek to provide students from any academic discipline with opportunities to live in an ecologically-minded community with an active and supportive learning atmosphere.

Programs at the GreenHouse are designed to complement, rather than compete with, students' major coursework. We offer hands-on activities that provide the opportunity to learn skills and gain knowledge not typically available in their classes. In addition, activities often take place on weekends or in the evenings so that time conflict with other academic work is minimized.

The GreenHouse program is designed to meet the following learning objectives:

The GreenHouse program engages students in a highly participatory, hands-on approach to learning and its learning objectives are achieved through a variety of ways:

Beginning in Fall 2017, GreenHouse enrollment will be limited to returning students, while a new related learning community, Sustainability House, will be available for first-time first-year students. Sustainability House will be located primarily in Harris Hall.