An often wrongly overlooked contribution to Monument's early infrastructure was the farm. While various gardens sprung up as the early denizens of Monument strove to grow their own food, it was Rain and Clover Leaf who both started to develop many of the farming techniques still in use today. Especially notable is the development of the greenhouse, a large glass structure which allows crops to be grown in climate controlled conditions where they are not subject to the whims of Monument's often hostile weather.
It is safe to say that without these early developments in agriculture, we would be looking at a very different Monument than the one we know today.
-Architecture and Architects: A History of Early Architectural Trends