Morrill Greenhouse Manager: Chris Phillips '13
Christopher Phillips, the Greenhouse Manager for the Morrill Greenhouses, attended UMass Stockbridge School for Sustainable Horticulture as a non-traditional student and graduated at the top of the 2013 class. Previously, he worked at UMass Landscape Services, where he supervised the construction and operation of the production greenhouses, beautifying campus with local-grown flowers and plants for special events. He lives in Northampton, Mass., with his amazing family where he enjoys making music and tending to the gardens he and his daughters have planted.
Assistant Greenhouse Manager: Daniel Jones '13
With a BA in natural resources conservation from UMass Amherst, Dan Jones '13 has been working in the Morrill Greenhouses for many years. As an undergraduate he was hired as a weekend waterer and his curiosity and enthusiasm got him hired as weekday schedule as a student assistant. He was hired in his current position after he received his degree. Jones can be reached at (413) 545-0417
All of the CNS greenhouses are operated under the direction of Chris Joyner, CNS greenhouse superintendent, and a member of the CNS Dean’s Office Operations team. Michael Formosi, curator of the Durfee Conservatory, assists in an advisory capacity. Several part-time student workers who are trained by Jones assist with routine but essential tasks such as weekend/holiday watering and general clean-up.