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"Grow your own Food" workshop and planting at the enCORE Solar House

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (ET)


Positions0 Remaining
Age LimitAll Ages
“Solar EnCORE House and living sustainably workshop”
Tour and planting a food production garden. Learn how to grow your own food and take part in phase one of this demonstration garden at the enCORE solar house. 

Workshop on growing your own food and tour of the EnCORE House. The enCORE house, a student-designed and -built solar house entered in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, has been rebuilt on campus for research, education and outreach purposes. The furnished, two-bedroom house includes functioning building systems and can accommodate meetings and class visits. 
Passive performance features of the house include:
Triple-glazed windows to minimize heat loss while maximizing solar gain
Super-insulated exterior envelope
Natural lighting throughout the house
Technological solutions include:
Flat-plate solar thermal collector in combination with a heat pump water heater
Solar thermal hot air system to maximize occupant comfort and minimize energy consumption. 
8-kW photovoltaic array for net-zero performance
Plant-based grey-water bioremediation system
Simple control interface that controls lighting, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
PerksFree seeds, education and helping to implement phase one of the enCORE Solar House food production garden.
Parking DetailsAll are encouraged to take the bus or ride their bike to the site. Parking is available across the street.
30 Positions Filled | 9 Impacts | 18 Hours

Location: Parking across the street, earth day event located at the solar house, behind the Ohio 3H Building. To see a detailed map, visit the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Garden website at, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210