Earlier this year, Jeff Martin began as the new greenhouse and garden facility manager for EEB. A native of South Carolina, Jeff received his BS in horticulture from Clemson University and his MS in crop science from UT. His greenhouse experience ranges from ornamental propagation, organic vegetable production, and maintaining and expanding tropical plant collections.
The greenhouses, currently under renovation, help sustain UT as a renowned research institution by providing research opportunities and facilities for faculty and students. Greenhouses are a great place for students to observe and experiment with a wide range of plant families. The diverse collection in the EEB greenhouses reflects plants from tropical, temperate, and arid climates from around the planet.
Donations also help to support the greenhouses and outdoor gardens. Gift funds can be donated to the Ken McFarland Fund (greenhouses) and the Walter Herndon Garden Fund (outdoor gardens).