The Department of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans maintains an 828 sq. ft. greenhouse, with two growing rooms, an adjoining head house including growth chamber room, and a 400 sq. ft. outdoor deck located on the 7th floor (roof top) of Monroe Hall. The greenhouse facility serves three missions: housing a teaching collection of plants, providing growing space for student projects and materials for teaching labs, and providing growing space for faculty-student research projects.
All greenhouse users are asked to coordinate their space requirements with the Greenhouse Committee. Requests for growing space for all student or faculty projects need to be made in writing, prior to starting the experiment using this form.
Allocation of greenhouse space is determined in part by space demands, project size, environmental requirements, past performance, utilization efficiency, sanitation, and cooperation.
All users (students and faculty) must agree to abide by the rules put forth in the Greenhouse Users Manual and their signatures on the Greenhouse Space Request Form will serve as evidence of agreement. There is no charge to use the greenhouse. Laboratory fees paid by students currently support some of the overhead costs and routine materials (soil, pots, etc.) for class use that are available in the head house. Researchers (students and faculty) are asked to use their research budgets for supplies.
Please note that at present, there is no Greenhouse Coordinator who oversees day-to-day operations of this facility. Thus, the responsibilities of a “Greenhouse Coordinator” listed below are currently covered by members of the Greenhouse Committee and student interns or volunteers. Unless otherwise indicated, individual faculty members and their students are responsible for the regular watering and care of the plants under their control.
Loyola Greenhouse Committee 2015
Dr. Paul Barnes (chair)
Dr. David White
Dr. Craig Hood
Mr. Mark Tobler