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Controlled Environment Horticulture: Greenhouses
Controlled Environment Horticulture (CEH) is a way to grow plants in protected environments using technology. A protected environment can control things like temperature, light, how much moisture is in the air (humidity), and carbon dioxide (CO2). The most common kind of CEH facility is a greenhouse, which protects plants from cold weather so they can grow all year long, supplying more food for our growing population. Repurposed shipping containers and vertical farms are also popular CEH approaches to grow plants.
Image caption: Sometimes plants don’t get enough sunlight. Greenhouses at the CSU Horticulture Center use light-emitting diode (LED) lighting to help plants grow all year. Photo courtesy of CSU.