Our new research garden space is located between the two warehouses adjacent to our newly constructed lab building. The garden is composed of five 18m x 8m units that can be further subdivided to match research needs. Three of the plantable units are configured for demountable frames to allow the easy use of panels for rainout material, shade cloth, or screening to limit pollination.
The entire garden is irrigated by rainwater collected through the rainwater collection system. Rainwater is captured from the warehouse roof and stored inside eight large tanks capable of holding a cumulative volume in excess of 20,000 gallons. Stored rainwater gets pumped to the garden as needed, and excess water will be used to fill aquatic mesocosms housing experiments scattered throughout Tyson.