Help Us Finish the Learning Greenhouse!
Your contributions will be matched, up to $26,000 by the Thomas O. Brown Foundation! Donate to the Greenhouse today using PCEI’s secure online donation form!
$60 x 60 for 60!Our Executive Director, Tom Lamar, is turning 60 on October 6! Help him celebrate with 60 donations of $60 for the Thomas O. Brown Learning Greenhouse!
Fall 2020 Update
We are working hard in 2020 to complete the fundraising necessary to close in the greenhouse. Installing the ventilation, end walls, garage door, two human end doors, and the south wall are the only remaining steps. With your help this fall we can get it done!
Summer 2019 Update
Good thing we have a solid roof now on the Learning Greenhouse because attendance at our recent Greenhouse Gala (June 23) was through the roof! About 200 guests enjoyed great music, food and drink at our “open greenhouse” and got to take home a variety of native plants for their gardens. Visit our Facebook timeline for fun photos from the Gala.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Zions Bank • Patty’s Mexican Kitchen & Catering Hunga Dunga Brewing • Wine Company of Moscow • o-ramen Goose House Bakery • Nectar Restaurant & Wine Bar Sangria Grille & Maialina Pizzeria Napoletana
The construction of the Learning Greenhouse would not have been possible without the generous support of the Thomas O. Brown Foundation and our many greenhouse donors. Thank you!
Spring 2019 Update
The Greenhouse is nearly ready for the clear siding to go up!
Winter 2019 Update
The roof is going up!
Fall 2018 Update
The trusses are going up! Many thanks to Rugged Cut Custom Metal Works for going the extra mile so that we could use the Learning Greenhouse for our 11th Annual Animals of the Night family event on October 26, 2018.
On October 22, 2018, we were honored to receive a visit from family members of the Thomas O. Brown Foundation. This project would not be possible without their generous support. Thank you!
Summer 2018 Update
We are thrilled to announce that construction has begun (offsite) on the walls and roof trusses of the Thomas O. Brown Learning Greenhouse! A major component of the structure includes recycled trusses donated by the Clearwater Paper Corporation from its Lewiston site.
When completed, the 3,200 square foot Thomas O. Brown Learning Greenhouse will be used for native plant production, growing demonstrations, educational space, and innovative efforts such as aquaponics (growing both fish and plants using recirculating water).
Our summer and fall 2018 goal is to raise $26,000 that will leverage an additional $26,000 from a generous matching pledge!
Completed to date:
- Design, engineering and excavation
- Construction of foundation and concrete walls
- Plumbing and electrical installation
- Mounting of steel center posts
- Fire road construction
However, we still need to raise $62,000:
- To complete the framing of the Greenhouse.
- To complete the shell of the Greenhouse (siding, roof and doors)
The Thomas O. Brown Foundation has been the cornerstone of this ambitious project providing $75,000 in support to date. In the words of the Foundation, “We are deeply impressed by your dedication and vision to this project, and are pleased to be significant partners in this venture.”
The Thomas O. Brown Foundation is a small, private family foundation whose mission is to provide financial support to organizations that protect and preserve National Parks and other places of natural beauty in the United States. One of the core goals of the Foundation is to fund organizations that promote outdoor education and outreach.
For more information, please contact PCEI Executive Director Tom Lamar at 208-882-1444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.