The greenhouse team spent the day in the office catching up on digitizing data. Sara completed the farmer incentive protocol, which is a collection of potential strategies to improve the level of personal investment farmers have in their greenhouse. Some ideas include rewards in the form of discounted seeds, bringing in agronomic specialists, and creating farmer support groups to allow for the transfer of knowledge between expert and novice farmers. We are actively looking for ways to make purchasing a greenhouse a more valuable investment for our farmers.
The rest of the team has been working to refine the content within our troubleshooting guide and greenhouse education tool, which were previously developed during this past semester. Our troubleshooting guide is designed to help farmers address common greenhouse issues. On the other hand, the educational tool is meant to be used upon completion of new greenhouses to help farmers transition from outdoor farming to greenhouse farming.