Expansion of Greenhouse Production

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$176,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
City of Silver Bay
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 06l
Appropriation Language

$176,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Silver Bay to expand and enhance a city-owned greenhouse facility to increase system production for locally grown food on a year-round basis and reduce water usage.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$176,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$176,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
4.18
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

New and innovatively designed greenhouse facilities have the potential to provide sustainable food, fuel, and other products year round by utilizing ecological processes and other practices to integrate production of fish, plants, and algae in a low input, self-sustainable system. The City of Silver Bay and researchers at the University of Minnesota – Duluth are using this appropriation to expand and enhance a demonstration greenhouse facility. Refined techniques developed at the facility have the potential to be transferred and replicated at similar facilities throughout the state.

Project Manager
First Name
Lana
Last Name
Fralich
Organization Name
City of Silver Bay
Street Address
7 Davis Dr
City
Silver Bay
State
MN
Zip Code
55614
Phone
(218) 226-4408
Email
lanaf@silverbay.com