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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Happy holidays from all of us at Greenacres! The farmstore will be closed for a holiday break Dec 24 - Jan 5. ...

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It’s a baby boom at Greenacres, with a total of 44 calves joining our herd in 2020! This little one enjoys breakfast under the watchful eye of its momma. We look forward to seeing these little ones grow up in the New Year! ...

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Delicate paperwhites make a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table! We’ve grown them in pebbles, so you can see their beautiful root structure up close. Available in the Farm Store. ...

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Our Research Department is proud to contribute data to the new book Sacred Cow: the Case for (Better) Meat by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf. Makes a perfect gift when given with a Greenacres gift card, so the recipient can buy their own grass-fed beef in the New Year! ...

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You don’t typically see poinsettias in cut-flower bouquets, but they’re stunning! 😍 perfect for holiday gift-giving. Now available in the Farmstore! ...

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Winter mornings at the Greenhouse have a special glow.... The grow lights help us produce fresh veggies throughout the dark days of winter. ...

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