Organization profile

Organization profile

Fruit and vegetable production is concentrated in warm climates with readily available water. Increasing temperatures and decreasing water are reducing yield and increasing costs in these locations. Also, consumer demand for locally produced foods is increasing as nutritional, economic, and increased food access and security benefits are reported. Taken together, food production will increasingly move to moderate climates with available water and/or indoors near the local markets. Minnesota farmers historically grew vegetables in greenhouses during the winter. Our proposal utilizes new technologies (solar, LEDs, and power storage) to enable local fresh vegetable production in greenhouses and indoors (warehouses, homes, office buildings). It addresses the nexus of food, energy and water at a grassroots level by involving the public in increasing fresh food access, improving health, reducing carbon-based energy, and providing local economic benefits. Our project also shifts the food and energy production paradigm from large-scale to a “crowd-sourcing” model.

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Hibiscus Medicine & Life Sciences
night temperature Agriculture & Biology
temperature Agriculture & Biology
Temperature Medicine & Life Sciences
flowers Agriculture & Biology
Clematis Medicine & Life Sciences
Tanacetum parthenium Medicine & Life Sciences
stem Earth & Environmental Sciences

Projects 2017 2019

Grand Challenges Research Awards: Phase 1


Project: Grand Challenges

Research Output 1996 2005

  • 9 Article
  • 1 Conference article
  • 1 Review article
23 Citations (Scopus)

Naturally occurring variation in high temperature induced floral bud abortion across Arabidopsis thaliana accessions

Warner, R. M. & Erwin, J. E., Oct 1 2005, In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 28, 10, p. 1255-1266 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

abortion (plants)
Arabidopsis thaliana

Effect of plant growth retardants on stem elongation of hibiscus species

Warner, R. M. & Erwin, J. E., Apr 1 2003, In : HortTechnology. 13, 2, p. 293-296 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stem elongation
plant growth substances

Variation in floral induction requirements of Hibiscus sp.

Warner, R. M. & Erwin, J. E., Jan 1 2001, In : Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 126, 3, p. 262-268 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle