Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse

In Spring, 2005, Mort and Iris November donated a gift for a new greenhouse at the Case Western Reserve University Farm. The Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse construction was finished in April, 2006. A dedication ceremony took place on June 4, 2006.

The Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse is the latest in a series of projects serving children and promoting education that Mort November has sponsored in his daughter's memory. The new facility replaces an aging 47-year-old glass greenhouse and now provides better energy efficiency and new state-of-the-art equipment. The new greenhouse was funded with a $200,000 gift from the November family and $25,000 from the farm operating budget.

The new greenhouse has the capacity to contain three times greater amounts of heat than the old glass structure and provides an insulated foundation, separate temperature control in six new classrooms, and a rainwater harvesting system for experiments and landscaping. During construction, the old foundation material was recycled and used for a driveway. Other recycled material included ventilation fans and lighting.

Article, Summer 2007, Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Mort November finds zest for life in giving"