Greenacres

Research

A Multidisciplinary Approach

We are a leader in independent agricultural and ecological research. Our researchers explore connections between agricultural practices and outcomes on soil health, food quality, and the environment. Additionally, through monitoring, we seek to understand our ecosystems to make informed management decisions.  The data collected through our research efforts will be used to support the ideas which Greenacres was founded upon, namely: a generative and sustainable approach to agriculture, environmental stewardship, and educational opportunities for both ourselves and others.

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Our Work

Program

Agriculture

Studying the complicated relationship between food production, nutritional quality, and soil health. The data collected from these studies is intended to inform both producers and consumers about the impact of how we create healthier food and more sustainable farming practices.

Program

Ecology

Preservation is essential to our mission. Monitoring is essential to preservation. We are documenting short and long term indicators of ecosystem health by collecting data on trees, vegetation, invasive species and soil. This data guides us in making informed management decisions.

Program

Saturday Stream Snapshot

Saturday Stream Snapshot (SSS) is our water quality monitoring program that helps protect the health of the Little Miami River watershed. Run by Greenacres, SSS relies on volunteers to collect samples and help run lab tests to create a monthly snapshot of the watershed in its current state. This data is then compiled and compared to other programs in the area.

Research Partners

The Department of Animal Sciences

Center for Native Grasslands Management

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Department Director

Chad Bitler

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Our garden team has been busy “potting up” pansy seedlings in the greenhouse! Potting up is a technique that allows a seedling to grow big, strong, and healthy. As the seedlings grow, they become too large for their small starting cells, where their roots can become bound as they search for more room and nutrients. This can be a stressful time for the plant and is detrimental for its health. ⠀

This is the perfect time to pot up the seedling and place it into a larger container where it has the space to spread its roots more comfortably and focus on growing into a happy, healthy plant!
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The cold weather this week brings some unique challenges to vegetable gardening. Our garden manager, Ian, explains a few of these challenges and the ways we keep our gardens growing when it freezes. ...

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Looking for a perfect Super Bowl snack? Our pasture-raised wings are on sale this week to celebrate the Big Game, only $2/lb. Get our latest recipe: Crispy Baked or Fried Chicken Wings on our site. ...

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Maple season is here! 🍁🍁

Join us for one of our upcoming Children's Discovery Days where you can learn how this product goes from tree to table. Details on our site. Link in bio.
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Just a couple guys enjoying their breakfast 😊 We bring in high-quality hay to make sure our cattle are 100% grassfed year round, even in the winter. ...

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Our microgreens, including these pea shoots, are happily growing in our greenhouse…they are blissfully unaware of the snow outside! ...

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Have you ever ruminated about ruminants ruminating? Here’s a fact to chew on…cows and sheep spend about 40% of their day ruminating! They’re re-chewing their earlier meal to make the plant material easier for their gut microbes to digest. ...

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