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Plant Growth Facilities

The Plant Growth Facilities are always blooming with new research and ideas. We are an Institutional Core Research Facility, managed by the Agriculture Experiment Station. Our facility houses over 60,000 square feet of research space including greenhouses, growth and biocontainment chambers, teaching greenhouses, classrooms, and of course, a conservatory.

Research and Engagement

We pride ourselves in the breadth and diversity of the work we do at the PGF. Our staff includes 40 faculty and primary investigators, 250 research and support staff, and 300 undergraduate students all working in our facility. We represent 5 different colleges and study plant material ranging from Wheat, Salt Grass, Arabidopsis, to Hemp. The Conservatory serves our public and our lab courses with an extensive tropical and desert plant collection.

Plant Growth Facility Access Requirements

To keep our facilities secure, and our staff safe, we require you to complete the following prior to receiving access to our greenhouses.

  • PGF Orientation Training
  • Worker Protection Standard Training
  • Register in RedBud
  • External Users please reference the Employee Screening Checklist

Updated COVID Procedures

As we slowly phase in non-critical research at our facility, we have adjusted our standard practices to align with those of the University and the state. Please review our updated PGF COVID Safety Standard Operating Procedure and help us keep everyone safe. We encourage PIs to review and develop a safety plan and SSOP unique to your lab.
Reminder: all employees must complete the Daily Employee Health Screening Form

Upcoming Center Events

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Contact Information

Plant Growth Facilities

Office Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Appointments appreciated)

PGF Manager – Tammy Brenner
Room 115 | (970) 491-7140

PGF Assistant Manager/Foreman – Paul Freebury
Room 115 | (970) 491-7430

After Hours Emergency: TEXT (970) 986-9427

630 W. Lake St
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-3030
Greenhouse Bldg.
Phone: (970) 491-7140
Fax: (970) 491-7396
Email: CAS_Greenhouse@mail.ColoState.Edu