Portrait Photograph of Tom Byan

Tom Bryan

Greenhouse and Garden Manager

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences l GreenHouse Learning Community

Hometown: La Crosse, WI

Tom Bryan has worked with the GreenHouse Learning Community since 2011 and is currently the program coordinator and greenhouse manager there. He graduated from the Nelson Institute’s Environment and Resources Ph.D. program in 2019 where he assessed the environmental impacts of meals and diets. His primary role on campus is to serve students who are interested in sustainability and food systems.


Tales From a Greenhouse Atop a Residence Hall
In 2013, Leopold Hall became the first residence hall in the world to have a greenhouse on top of it. Currently, it is the only greenhouse on campus used exclusively for undergraduate students. This talk focuses on how the greenhouse operates mechanically and educationally and what exactly residents use it for.