Chad Marvin and Kylie Campanelli sustainability program assistants and students at Stony Brook transplant lettuce seedlings in the Leafy Green Machine

Chad Marvin and Kylie Campanelli, sustainability program assistants and students at Stony Brook, transplant lettuce seedlings in the Leafy Green Machine.

Growing greens in a shipping container

An up-cycled shipping container supplies high-quality, hyper-local greens to kitchens at the State University of New York at Stony Brook as part of the campus’s sustainability mission.

When students at Stony Brook University, a flagship campus in the State University of New York system, returned to school in August, they discovered a truck-sized green-and-white box had been installed behind Roth Food Court. The colorful box is actually a shipping container that has been repurposed to hydroponically grow crops year-round.

The Leafy Green Machine (a.k.a. LGM) will supply campus dining services with high-quality specialty greens. The box was developed and built b

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