The Nicholls State University Greenhouse was originally constructed in October of 1959. The greenhouse thrived during the time of Dr. Donald Ayo, past President of Nicholls State University. Under Dr. Ayo’s supervision, the greenhouse was used for growing exotic and local plants to use around campus. Since then the greenhouse has housed many Nicholls alumni and holds dear memories for much of the Nicholls community. Dr. Jay Clune has made it part of his campus beautification initiative to restore the greenhouse to its former glory and use it to grow herbs and vegetables for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. With assistance from the Bridge to Independence program this greenhouse full of hydroponic Tower Gardens will be a source of revenue and agricultural education for students, alumni, and the Thibodaux community alike. For more information on how you can help please see below.