Using Greenhouse Space
The doors to the greenhouse main hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and must be locked at all other times. Individuals who use the greenhouses after hours and on weekends should secure the doors after entering and exiting the greenhouses. Doors should not be left ajar for any reason.
Appropriate greenhouse keys will be issued to the user. Keys must be returned to the greenhouse manager when the greenhouse project terminates.
New users will be required to take an orientation session. The SPES Greenhouse should be treated as a laboratory environment, and all safety guidelines applicable in labs should be followed: wear proper shoes (no sandals) and PPE when applicable. Like all of campus, the greenhouse facility does not allow smoking inside or within 25 feet of the facility. Tobacco users should wash their hands thoroughly before entering the Keck facility to reduce the possibility of introducing viruses contained in tobacco.
Upon project completion, every principal investigator is expected to ensure the space is throughly cleaned. Extensions for additional time must be requested through the greenhouse manager and will be considered by the committee in light of other space needs.
The principal investigator will be responsible for both developing and implementing an IPM program to suppress the likelihood of insect and disease problems. The principal investigator is expected to ensure all users under their supervision read and follow the complete list of user guidelines.
If any pesticides, nutrients (above regular liquid fertilizer), or chemicals are applied, an additional sign is required, explaining what is being applied, at what levels, and any re-entry interval (REI).
Prior to installation, the Greenhouse committee must approve the use of any permanent equipment or supplemental devices that require a utility service connection within the greenhouse. No unauthorized modifications are to be made to the greenhouse structure or equipment at any time. This includes removing benches, attachments to the greenhouse structure, or electrical outlet covers or disabling or modifying any of the greenhouse control systems.
The greenhouse aisles are not to be used to store equipment, potting media, planting materials, or any other items that block access through the facility or impede access to mechanical equipment.