Growers Supply's CEA Learning Centers

Here at Growers Supply, it has been our mission to provide the highest quality products at economical prices and excellent customer service. Now we're taking our goal of serving you one step further by sharing our knowledge and expertise at our CEA Learning Centers.

  • Attend one of our workshops.
  • Focuses include hydroponics, Controlled Environment Agriculture, aquaponics and more.
  • Learn about the benefits of controlled environment agriculture.
  • Tour our facilities and speak with our greenhouse and construction experts.

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Visit Us & See For Yourself
CEA Learning Center East
1395 John Fitch Blvd.,
South Windsor, CT

Tours: By appointment
CEA Learning Center West
1440 Field of Dreams Way.,
Dyersville, IA

Tours: Open M-W-F, 10am or 2pm CST

Demonstration Greenhouses at CEA Learning Center West

At our Dyersville, Iowa location, we've designed and constructed two greenhouse facilities. One is a 35' by 48' structure, which is split into two demonstration areas. In one half, we are modeling year-round, in-ground high tunnel production. The other half has hydroponic and aquaponic systems. Our 80' by 50' greenhouse is devoted solely to hydroponic production.

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In our high-tech greenhouse, we demonstrate hydroponic systems, proper greenhouse plumbing and more.

Demonstration CEA Facilities at CEA Learning Center East

At our South Windsor, CT location, we've built three state-of-the art growing rooms in our warehouse. Two 30' by 72' rooms and one 20' by 30' room that use controlled environment technology to maintain ideal growing conditions. One of the 30' by 72' rooms is used to grow leafy greens with our NFT Systems. The other 30' by 72' room is used to grow flowering and fruiting crops like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and more. The 20' by 30' room is used for fodder production and houses a Micro FodderPro 2.0 Feed Systems, FodderPro 3.0 Commercial Modules and a Seed Soaking and Sanitizing System.

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Growers Supply's CEA Hands-on Workshop
Hydroponics & Aquaponics Workshop
Three-day workshop on latest trends in growing, CEA, aquaponics and more featuring key guest speakers.

Now accepting registrations for February 17-19, 2016
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Now accepting registrations for Jan. 19-21, 2016
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You'll learn about:
• Year-round hydroponic growing
• Growing in a controlled environment
• Aquaponics
• Sustainable growing and current industry trends
• Design and layout of a controlled environment
• Microgreen production and more!
Manufacturing Facilities

Tour our manufacturing facilities and see how we custom manufacture our ClearSpan™ structures and greenhouses in our own Hercules Truss Arch Building. With state-of-the-art equipment, like robotic welding which ensures extreme precision in the manufacturing of our buildings' frames, our buildings are built to the highest standards.

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Learn More About Us!

When you visit one of our campuses, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Growers Supply and the things we do best. Contact us today to schedule a tour or to learn more about our workshops.

The advantages of hydroponic growing

With hydroponic, or soilless, growing you can achieve larger, higher quality crops due to controlled nutrient ratios and high yields in minimal growing space. A major benefit of hydroponic systems is that they can be used in areas where soil-based cultivation isn't possible, such as locations with poorsoil quality or where water supplies are limited.

The benefits of tension fabric structures

Fabric structures are affordable for you, with low costs per square foot, little or no property taxes and energy-saving benefits. Abundant natural light limits the need for daytime artificial lighting. Temperature-stabilizing fabric covers reduce the need for heating and cooling systems. When you choose a ClearSpan Fabric Structure, you can have your structure installed in only a matter of weeks. ClearSpan structures take as little as three weeks to produce and as little as three to five days to install.

The value of local agriculture

Locally grown and sustainability go hand in hand. Growing your own or purchasing from a local farm or farmers' market ensures a reduction in fossil fuel use, more nutritious, better tasting and fresher produce, and many additional environmental benefits.

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Do You Want To Know More?

Through our CEA Learning Centers, we want to pass on our knowledge about these important topics and more by holding seminars, workshops and webinars. We hope to see you soon! For more information, Contact Us.