It is fitting that the All Climate Greenhouse was opened by students in the presence of all the businesses actively involved with World Horti Center. The remarkable ‘greenhouse within a greenhouse’ will mainly be used for education, whereby the technology and tools are being provided by the participating businesses. The All Climate Greenhouse is thereby not just a technological tour de force that has arisen from the collaboration between various greenhouse horticulture businesses, but also the Netherlands’ most ingenious classroom. “Our incubator for horticultural talent now has a unique teaching environment for both MBO (intermediate vocational education) and HBO (higher vocational education),” says Atie de Gier, principal of MBO Westland.
During the opening, Representative Adri Bom from Zuid-Holland Provincial Executive stressed the importance of a practical teaching environment. Rinke Zonneveld, as the representative of Team Smart Industry, presented the Fieldlab quality mark for the All Climate Greenhouse. In Fieldlabs the participants share knowledge and combine forces on the interface between education and business. Those present then drank a cheerful toast with organic champagne to a soundtrack of Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’.