The RC&D Council adopted this project for support by RC&D staff. The vision for establishing greenhouses to produce local, high quality food in the Appalachian Highlands is under consideration. Initially, one acre of greenhouses would produce 20% of the produce needs for the Frostburg University dining hall. The current challenges for this project include securing property, completing the design that maximizes reused materials including coal fly ash, incorporating composting features, business planning, establishing public support.
For additional information concerning any of the projects listed above, please feel free to contact Mark Goldbach, Projects and Grants Manager at 301-733-2973 extension 6.