How Do We Build
Building a greenhouse is similar to putting together a puzzle with a multitude of pieces. Each piece plays an integral role in the final product. Similar to the objective of a puzzle, there is a vision of what a greenhouse will look like once all the pieces have fallen into place. However, it is a process that takes time and effort to ensure that each piece is placed where it is meant to be.
Growing up around greenhouses all his life, George Dekker is well versed in the art of building a greenhouse.
Hailing from five generations of greenhouse experts solidified George’s roots and wealth of knowledge in this specialized field. His unique experiences in the greenhouse industry would later take him to Mucci Farms, where he would go on to be the Project Manager in the same environment he grew up around.
The greenhouse build often begins as a puzzle would. When laid out, with endless possibilities and many pieces to put together, it can be overwhelming to some. However, to individuals like George, the building of a greenhouse is an opportunity to modify and adjust all the co-dependent variables and observe how well they interact with one another to ultimately create a harmonious balance of growing conditions. This fusion of creativity, science and technology shows how greenhouses truly are a remarkable art form within today’s agricultural sector.
To create the ideal growth environment for greenhouse fruits and vegetables, George emphasizes that it is imperative that each build is treated unique. Building a greenhouse tailored to a specific commodity creates the ability to provide optimal growing conditions for that specific fruit or vegetable.
Finding the balance between each variable within the building process is what ultimately allows Mucci Farms to reach its signature state of optimal growing conditions. Even when finished, the build of a greenhouse is quite literally just the beginning of the journey.