405: Greenhouse Outdoor

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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.  

BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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